Everything You Need to Know About the City of Morgantown West Virginia

In 2017, Morgantown, WV had a population of 30.1k people with a median age of 24.1 and a median household income of $37,900 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morgantown, WV declined from 30,364 to 30,099, a -0.873 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $35,502 dollars to $37,900 dollars, a 6.75 percent increase.

The population of Morgantown, WV is 84 percent White Alone, 5.31 percent Black or African American Alone, and 4.51 percent Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Morgantown, WV speak a non-English language, and 95.5 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morgantown, WV are West Virginia University (6,640 degrees awarded in 2017), West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown (205 degrees), and Morgantown Beauty College Inc (64 degrees).

The median property value in Morgantown, WV is $182,500 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 43.3 percent. Most people in Morgantown, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgantown, WV is 2 cars per household.


Education in Morgantown

In 2017, universities in Morgantown, West Virginia awarded 6,998 degrees. The student of Morgantown, WV is skewed towards men, with 14,613 males and 14,507 females.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morgantown, WV are White (5,686 and 87.1 percent), followed by Black or African American (275 and 4.21 percent), Hispanic or Latino (220 and 3.37 percent), and Two or More Races (178 and 2.73 percent).

The largest universities in Morgantown, WV by the number of degrees awarded are West Virginia University (6,640 and 94.9 percent), West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown (205 and 2.93 percent), and Morgantown Beauty College Inc (64 and 0.915 percent).

The most popular majors in Morgantown, WV are Journalism (296 and 4.23 percent), Registered Nursing (260 and 3.72 percent), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (228 and 3.26 percent).

The median tuition costs in Morgantown, WV is $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $8,376 dollars and $23,616 dollars respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Morgantown

The economy of Morgantown, WV employs 13.7k people and Morgantown has an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent. Morgantown has seen the job market increase by 2.2 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.3 percent, which is higher than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Morgantown, WV are Educational Services (3,187 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,853 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,098 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,357 dollars), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,807 dollars), and Public Administration ($46,438 dollars).

Households in Morgantown, WV have a median annual income of $37,900 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,502 dollars in 2016, which represents a 6.75 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Morgantown

– The Sales Tax Rate for Morgantown is 6.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Morgantown is 6.5 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Morgantown

– The average earnings of a Morgantown resident are $21,405 dollars a year. 

– The Median household earnings of a Morgantown resident are $32,400 dollars a year.