Morgantown, Kentucky Population 2024

2,445

Morgantown is a city located in Butler County Kentucky. Morgantown has a 2024 population of 2,445. It is also the county seat of Butler County.Morgantown is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -1.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,494 in 2020.

The average household income in Morgantown is $42,949 with a poverty rate of 40.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Morgantown is 35.8 years, 33 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Morgantown Demographics

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

  • White: 90.2%
  • Two or more races: 5.96%
  • Other race: 2.27%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
735.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.96% (-49)
The current population of Morgantown, Kentucky is 2,445 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,494.

Morgantown, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,46690.2%
Two or more races1635.96%
Other race622.27%
Asian291.06%
Black or African American140.51%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Morgantown Population by Race

Morgantown Population Pyramid 2024

Morgantown Median Age

35.8

Total

33

Male

41.4

Female

Morgantown Adults

There are 2,066 adults, (422 of whom are seniors) in Morgantown.

Morgantown Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgantown Sex Ratio

Female1,37250.18%
Male1,36249.82%

Morgantown Population by Age

Morgantown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9822.6133.766.3
Non Family4891.293862
Married3203.7539.160.9
Female1394.2413.786.3
Male344.212.997.1
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3.8

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

33.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Morgantown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 13.81%.

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,936

Average Earnings

$45,566

Average Male

$29,263

Average Female

Morgantown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morgantown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Morgantown Language

85.85% of Morgantown residents speak only English, while 14.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.75% of the population.

Morgantown Language

Morgantown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,02161330.33%
Hispanic41736086.33%
Multiple16311369.33%
Other6262100%
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40.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.06%

Male Poverty Rate

45.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgantown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is White, with 30.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.63%.

Morgantown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.12%
Some College33.7%
High School24.43%
Bachelors or Greater18.5%
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Morgantown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed94.38%
Female Employed18.64%
Male Employed15.6%
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Morgantown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morgantown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Morgantown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Morgantown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Morgantown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Morgantown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Morgantown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

106

Number of Veterans

106

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Morgantown Veterans by War

count

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Morgantown Veterans by Age

count

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Morgantown Veterans by Race

Morgantown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgantown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44%

Labor Force Participation

38.8%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Morgantown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Morgantown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Morgantown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.52%

Born in Morgantown

89.98%

Native Born

10.02%

Foreign Born

10.02%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.98% of Morgantown residents were born in the United States, with 67.52% having been born in Kentucky. 10.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Morgantown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,390-11-0.46%
20282,401-11-0.46%
20272,412-11-0.45%
20262,423-11-0.45%
20252,434-11-0.45%
20242,445-11-0.45%
20232,456-11-0.45%
20222,467-11-0.44%
20212,478-16-0.64%
20202,494863.57%
20192,408170.71%
20182,391-18-0.75%
20172,409120.5%
20162,397-17-0.7%
20152,414-6-0.25%
20142,420-1-0.04%
20132,421-9-0.37%
20122,430-3-0.12%
20112,433-9-0.37%
20102,442
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Morgantown Population by Year