Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2021

30,153
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Morgantown is a city located in Monongalia County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 30,153, it is the 3rd largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston and Huntington) and the 1283rd largest city in the United States . Morgantown is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually but its population has increased by 1.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,660 in 2010. Morgantown reached it's highest population of 30,961 in 2017. Spanning over 10 miles, Morgantown has a population density of 3,020 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morgantown is $65,962 with a poverty rate of 32.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $851 per month, and the median house value is $210,300. The median age in Morgantown is 24.6 years, 24 years for males, and 25.6 years for females.

Morgantown Demographics

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

  • White: 87.86%
  • Black or African American: 4.11%
  • Asian: 3.44%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Other race: 1.39%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morgantown, West Virginia is 30,153 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,747.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,660.

Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021138,724-160-0.12%
2020138,884-160-0.12%
2019139,044-160-0.12%
2018139,204-404-0.29%
2017139,6082050.15%
2016139,4038800.63%
2015138,5231,1270.81%
2014137,3961,4481.05%
2013135,9481,1350.83%
2012134,8132,1351.58%
2011132,6782,3701.79%
2010130,3080.00%

Morgantown Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,98387.86%
Black or African American1,2634.11%
Asian1,0583.44%
Two or More Races9473.08%
Some Other Race4271.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.11%
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Morgantown Population by Race

Morgantown Population Pyramid $2021

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Morgantown Median Age

24.6


Total

24


Male

25.6


Female

Morgantown Adults

There are 27,357 adults, (3,135 of whom are seniors) in Morgantown.

Morgantown Age Dependency

26.8

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgantown Sex Ratio

Female

14,154

46.09%

Male

16,558

53.91%

Morgantown Population by Age

Morgantown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morgantown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
Female54.6%45.4%
All42.5%57.5%
Male40.2%59.8%
Non Family25%75%

42.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morgantown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9522.3942.5
Non Family6,4951.8625
Married3,2263.0475.1
Female7863.2254.6
Male4453.8640.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Morgantown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1991.32%
9th to 12th Grade7615.07%
High School Graduate2,73118.18%
Some College2,27315.13%
Associates Degree7965.30%
Bachelors Degree3,83325.51%
Graduate Degree4,43029.49%
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Morgantown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,12412,2837,257
Asian610610486
Hispanic530445253
Black47846976
2+ Races272272109
Other Race909090
Native American3494

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,326$38,936$33,372
Less Than 9th Grade$19,482$$25,880
High School Graduate$26,230$28,429$21,838
Some College$25,675$29,508$21,671
Bachelors Degree$40,288$41,195$35,850
Graduate Degree$56,640$61,384$54,135

$36,326

Average Earnings

$38,936

Average Male

$33,372

Average Female

Morgantown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morgantown Language by Age

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Morgantown Language

90.17% of Morgantown residents speak only English, while 9.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.99% of the population.

Morgantown Language

Morgantown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,2336,80730.62%
Asian99860060.12%
Black98132332.93%
Multiple76230940.55%
Hispanic99728828.89%
Other39221955.87%
Native342058.82%

32.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.21%

Male Poverty Rate

33.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgantown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is Asian, with 60.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is Hispanic, with 28.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.37%.

Morgantown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.74%
High School20.51%
Some College17.67%
Bachelors or Greater6.78%

Morgantown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed80.71%
Female Unemployed65.46%
Female Employed21.34%
Male Employed17.63%

Morgantown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morgantown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,966$65,962
Families$83,673$100,795
Married Families$105,347-
Non Families$22,343$41,031
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Income by Household Type

Morgantown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.9%

Male Marriage Rate

28.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Morgantown Married by Age and Sex

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Morgantown 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 Marital Status by Race

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Morgantown Marital Status

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1,174

Number of Veterans

1,141

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam394
Second Gulf War274
First Gulf War209
Korea195
World War II35

Morgantown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+361
65 to 74223
55 to 64215
35 to 54193
18 to 34182

Morgantown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1374.72%
Asian252.60%
2+ Races81.07%
Native American411.76%

Morgantown Veterans by Race

Morgantown Veterans by Education

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14.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgantown Veterans by Education

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Morgantown Employment by Age

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Morgantown Employment by Race

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Morgantown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.52%

Born in Morgantown

92.42%

Native Born

7.58%

Foreign Born

5.60%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.42% of Morgantown residents were born in the United States, with 46.52% having been born in West Virginia. 5.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Morgantown Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,153-198-0.65%
202030,351-198-0.65%
201930,549-198-0.64%
201830,747-214-0.69%
201730,961120.04%
201630,9496402.11%
201530,3091480.49%
201430,1613101.04%
201329,851-34-0.11%
201229,8853631.23%
201129,5229133.19%
201028,6091,8000.65%
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%

Morgantown Population by Year