Morgantown is a city located in Monongalia County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 30,485, it is the 3rd largest city in West Virginia and the 1493rd largest city in the United States. Morgantown is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually but its population has decreased by -1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,953 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Morgantown has a population density of 3,053 people per square mile.
The average household income in Morgantown is $65,962 with a poverty rate of 34.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $840 per month, and the median house value is $215,000. The median age in Morgantown is 24.6 years, 24 years for males, and 25.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morgantownwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
89.85% of Morgantown residents speak only English, while 10.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.12% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is Native, with 84.38% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is Hispanic, with 32.08% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 58.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.79%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Morgantown
91.70% of Morgantown residents were born in the United States, with 44.78% having been born in West Virginia. 6.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.