Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2022

30,485
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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.

Morgantown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morgantownwas:

  • White: 85.70%
  • Two or more races: 4.50%
  • Asian: 3.87%
  • Black or African American: 3.83%
  • Other race: 1.97%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morgantown, West Virginia is 30,485 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,953.

Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Morgantown Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Morgantown Population by Race

Morgantown Population Pyramid 2022

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Morgantown Median Age

24.2


Total

23.8


Male

25


Female

Morgantown Adults

There are 27,915 adults, (2,898 of whom are seniors) in Morgantown.

Morgantown Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgantown Sex Ratio

Female

14,203

45.89%

Male

16,750

54.11%

Morgantown Population by Age

Morgantown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morgantown Household Types

44.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morgantown Households and Families

2.99

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Morgantown Households by Type

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Morgantown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,797

Average Earnings

$36,328

Average Male

$35,113

Average Female

Morgantown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morgantown Language by Age

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Morgantown Language

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.

Morgantown Language

Morgantown Poverty by Race

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34.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.61%

Male Poverty Rate

34.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgantown

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%.

Morgantown Poverty

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Morgantown Poverty Rate by Education

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Morgantown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morgantown Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Morgantown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.7%

Male Marriage Rate

26.6%

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 55-64.

Morgantown Marital Status by Race

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Morgantown Marital Status

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1,022

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Morgantown Veterans by War

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Morgantown Veterans by Age

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Morgantown Veterans by Race

Morgantown Veterans by Education

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11.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgantown Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

10.9%

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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44.78%

Born in Morgantown

91.70%

Native Born

8.30%

Foreign Born

6.24%

Non Citizen

2.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Morgantown Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Morgantown Population by Year