Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2020

30,983

Morgantown is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 30,983, it is the 3rd largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston and Little Rock) and the 1252nd largest city in the United States. Morgantown is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 4.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,660 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Morgantown has a population density of 3,103 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morgantown is $66,304 with a poverty rate of 32.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $821 per month, and the median house value is $198,300. The median age in Morgantown is 24.6 years, 23.9 years for males, and 25.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 119.2 males.

Morgantown Demographics

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

  • White: 87.39%
  • Black or African American: 4.54%
  • Asian: 4.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Other race: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morgantown, West Virginia is 30,983, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,955.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,660.

Morgantown, West Virginia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020141,2995200.37%
2019140,7795200.37%
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 Percentage
White26,68787.39%
Black or African American1,3864.54%
Asian1,2584.12%
Two or More Races8672.84%
Some Other Race2930.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native480.16%

Morgantown Population Pyramid 2020

Morgantown Median Age

24.6


Total

23.9


Male

25.8


Female

Morgantown Adults

There are 27,603 adults, (3,045 of whom are seniors) in Morgantown.

Morgantown Age Dependency

24.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgantown Sex Ratio

Female

13,933

45.62%

Male

16,606

54.38%

Morgantown Households and Families

Morgantown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Morgantown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
Female57.8%42.2%
Male49.3%50.7%
All42.9%57.1%
Non Family23.9%76.1%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5222.4642.9
Non Family6,0251.9723.9
Married3,2743.0373.5
Female7973.2257.8
Male4263.6249.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Morgantown Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2361.58%
9th to 12th Grade5923.96%
High School Graduate2,92819.58%
Some College2,54317.00%
Associates Degree8315.56%
Bachelors Degree3,88525.98%
Graduate Degree3,94026.35%

Morgantown Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,94412,2586,741
Asian662662531
Black556548165
Hispanic535428245
Multiple Races274274105
Other Race595952
Native American48219

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 88.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,316$38,881$31,094
Less Than High School$25,588$$
High School Grad$25,618$27,869$21,324
Some College$30,076$31,652$24,135
Bachelors Degree$38,908$40,339$35,625
Graduate Degree$51,122$59,000$45,994

$35,316

Average Earnings

$38,881

Average Male

$31,094

Average Female

Morgantown Language

Morgantown Language by Age

Morgantown Language

90.59% of Morgantown residents speak only English, while 9.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Morgantown Poverty

Morgantown Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,9246,69830.55%
Asian1,15063855.48%
Black1,14640435.25%
Hispanic89729532.89%
Multiple69224435.26%
Other22217177.03%
Native482347.92%

32.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.57%

Male Poverty Rate

31.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgantown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is Other, with 77.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgantown is White, with 30.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.37%
High School19.06%
Some College15.94%
Bachelors or Greater6.36%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed69.04%
Female Unemployed53.85%
Female Employed20.50%
Male Employed18.32%

Morgantown Income

Morgantown Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,071$66,304
Families$77,042$98,906
Married Families$97,986-
Non Families$22,250$40,681

Morgantown Marital Status

Morgantown Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.4%

Male Marriage Rate

28.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Morgantown Married by Age and Sex

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

Morgantown Veterans

1,294

Number of Veterans

1,258

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam499
Second Gulf War291
First Gulf War217
Korea159
World War II47
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2285.07%
2 or More365.47%
Asian262.15%
Indian48.33%

$Morgantown Veterans by Education

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgantown Employment Status

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Morgantown 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

45.88%

Born in West Virginia

92.72%

Native Born

7.28%

Foreign Born

5.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.72% of Morgantown residents were born in the United States, with 45.88% having been born in West Virginia. 5.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,983140.05%
201930,969140.05%
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%