Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2019

Morgantown, West Virginia's estimated population is 30,955 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Morgantown, West Virginia is the 3rd largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3100.64 people/mi² (1197.16 people/km²).

The overall median age is 24.1 years, 24.1 years for males, and 24.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 125.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 12,377 households in the city, with an average size of 2.41 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%, with a median rent of $779/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $182,500.

The median income for households in Morgantown, West Virginia is $37,900, while the mean household income is $62,851.

Morgantown Wv Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morgantown Wv was:

  • White: 86.70%
  • Black or African American: 5.34%
  • Asian: 4.51%
  • Two or more races: 2.34%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(39.6295, -79.9559)
Rank in State3rd
StateWest Virginia
CountyMonongalia County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)25.86 (9.98 mi²)
Water Area (km²)1.16 (0.45 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5455756
Density (km²)1,197.16
Density (mi²)3,100.64
Area Code(s)304
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201830,9551410.46%
201730,814140.05%
201630,8006542.17%
201530,1461450.48%
201430,0013021.02%
201329,699-42-0.14%
201229,7413621.23%
201129,3799013.16%
201028,4781,6690.61%
200026,8099300.35%
199025,879-1,726-0.64%
198027,605-1,826-0.64%
197029,4316,9442.73%
196022,487-3,038-1.26%
195025,5258,8704.36%
194016,6554690.29%
193016,1864,0592.93%
192012,1272,9772.86%
19109,1507,25017.02%
19001,9000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018140,2595200.37%
2017139,7392440.17%
2016139,4959450.68%
2015138,5501,1460.83%
2014137,4041,4481.05%
2013135,9561,1390.84%
2012134,8172,1451.59%
2011132,6722,3591.78%
2010130,3130.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,097
Black or African American1,608
Asian1,357
Two or More Races704
Some Other Race258
American Indian and Alaska Native75

Morgantown Wv Population Pyramid 2019

Morgantown Wv Median Age

24.1


Total

24.1


Male

24.1


Female

Morgantown Wv Adults

There are 27,350 adults, (2,815 of whom are seniors) in Morgantown Wv.

Morgantown Wv Age Dependency

22.7

Age Dependency Ratio

11.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgantown Wv Sex Ratio

Female

13,380

44.45%

Male

16,719

55.55%

Morgantown Wv Households and Families

Morgantown Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Morgantown Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
Female54.6%45.4%
Male50.5%49.5%
All43.3%56.7%
Non Family25.7%74.3%

43.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0862.4143.3
Non Family6,0341.9425.7
Married2,9463.0375.7
Female6803.3154.6
Male4263.2850.5

2.95

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Morgantown Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2962.05%
9th to 12th Grade6884.78%
High School Graduate2,87119.93%
Some College2,62418.22%
Associates Degree8055.59%
Bachelors Degree3,65225.35%
Graduate Degree3,46824.08%

Morgantown Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,98811,3316,046
Black970873233
Asian675675531
Hispanic458280151
Multiple Races248227104
Native American753317
Other Race747449

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,079$35,607$31,952
Less Than High School$$50,337$
High School Grad$25,328$26,620$21,625
Some College$28,073$29,035$25,188
Bachelors Degree$36,151$36,320$34,205
Graduate Degree$55,599$64,107$50,354

$34,079

Average Earnings

$35,607

Average Male

$31,952

Average Female

Morgantown Wv Language

Morgantown Wv Language by Age

Morgantown Wv Language

91.21% of Morgantown Wv residents speak only English, while 8.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian, which is spoken by 3.54% of the population.

Morgantown Wv Poverty

Morgantown Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,7237,10734.30%
Asian1,23455244.73%
Black94231833.76%
Multiple55424143.50%
Hispanic64423035.71%
Other17317198.84%
Native673146.27%

35.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.48%

Male Poverty Rate

34.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgantown Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgantown Wv is Other, with 98.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgantown Wv is Black, with 33.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 57.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.44%
High School21.83%
Some College18.11%
Bachelors or Greater8.09%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed80.50%
Female Unemployed51.17%
Male Employed23.49%
Female Employed20.63%

Morgantown Wv Income

Morgantown Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,900$62,851
Families$73,025$94,809
Married Families$89,375-
Non Families$21,089$40,139

Morgantown Wv Marital Status

Morgantown Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

24.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Morgantown Wv Married by Age and Sex

Morgantown Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Morgantown Wv Marital Status by Race

Morgantown Wv Veterans

1,261

Number of Veterans

1,220

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam439
Second Gulf War235
First Gulf War207
Korea125
World War II57

Morgantown Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1294.75%
Black634.31%
Asian292.25%
2 or More214.02%
Hispanic192.20%
Indian1925.33%

Morgantown Wv Veterans by Education

12.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgantown Wv Employment Status

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Morgantown Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.22%

Born in West Virginia

92.86%

Native Born

7.14%

Foreign Born

4.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.86% of Morgantown Wv residents were born in the United States, with 45.22% having been born in West Virginia. 4.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.