Morgantown, WV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
139,806
0.466% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.6
1.17% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.1%
1.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,681
2.58% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$181,600
6.45% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
66,217
2.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Morgantown, WV had a population of 140k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $53,681. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Morgantown, WV grew from 139,157 to 139,806, a 0.466% increase and its median household income grew from $52,332 to $53,681, a 2.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morgantown, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.86%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), and White (Hispanic) (1.28%).

None of the households in Morgantown, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Morgantown, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morgantown, WV are West Virginia University (6,577 degrees awarded in 2020), West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown (336 degrees), and Morgantown Beauty College Inc (52 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Morgantown, WV was $181,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Morgantown, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgantown, WV was 2 cars per household.

Morgantown, WV borders Clarksburg, WV, Fairmont, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Morgantown, WV is home to a population of 140k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.57% of Morgantown, WV residents were born outside of the country (6.39k people).

In 2020, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (123k people) in Morgantown, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.64k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2020 Citizenship
96.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.9% of Morgantown, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Morgantown, WV was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morgantown, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    123k ± 636
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.4k ± 405
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.64k ± 209
2%
Hispanic Population
2.79k people

In 2020, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (123k people) in Morgantown, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.64k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2% of the people in Morgantown, WV are hispanic (2.79k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Morgantown, WV as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for West Virginia.
Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,485 ± 1,223 people
  2. Philippines
    2,301 ± 1,177 people
  3. China
    2,228 ± 1,158 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,485 West Virginia residents, followed by Philippines with 2,301 and China with 2,228.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.57%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.39k people
4.63%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.45k people

As of 2020, 4.57% of Morgantown, WV residents (6.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morgantown, WV was 4.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,728 ± 326
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,502 ± 272
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    995 ± 208

Morgantown, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Morgantown, WV employs 66.2k people. The largest industries in Morgantown, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,245 people), Educational Services (11,406 people), and Retail Trade (6,532 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,085), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,848), and Utilities ($64,231).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,089. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.2k
2020 Value
± 2,088
2.81%
1 Year growth
± 4.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Morgantown, WV grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 64.4k employees to 66.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgantown, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,451 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,318 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,189 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgantown, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

66.2k
2020 Value
± 2,088
2.81%
1 Year growth
± 4.12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Morgantown, WV grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 64.4k employees to 66.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgantown, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,245 people), Educational Services (11,406 people), and Retail Trade (6,532 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgantown, WV, though some of these residents may live in Morgantown, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,236
Median earning men ± $2,149
$28,835
Median earning women ± $2,014

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,357), Public Administration ($57,554), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,692).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($60,625), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,926), and Public Administration ($43,210).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,122
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 664
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 568
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.75M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.06M
    Manufacturing
  3. $442k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Morgantown, WV awarded 7,082 degrees. The student population of Morgantown, WV in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 12,709 male students and 14,462 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morgantown, WV are White (5,726 and 87%), followed by Black or African American (274 and 4.16%), Hispanic or Latino (221 and 3.36%), and Two or More Races (206 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in Morgantown, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia University (6,577 and 92.9%), West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown (336 and 4.74%), and Morgantown Beauty College Inc (52 and 0.734%).

The most popular majors in Morgantown, WV are General Interdisciplinary Studies (301 and 4.25%), Registered Nursing (300 and 4.24%), and General Studies (271 and 3.83%).

The median tuition cost in Morgantown, WV for a public four year colleges is $8,976 for in-state students and $25,320 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Morgantown, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 27,171 (46.8% men and 53.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 27,171 students enrolled in Morgantown, WV, 46.8% men and 53.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,850 records, of which 54.9% were women and 45.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 208 degree-majors awarded
  2. 301 degree-majors awarded
  3. 271 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Morgantown, WV was Registered Nursing with 208 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Morgantown, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,577 degrees awarded
  2. 336 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia University with 6,577 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,244 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morgantown, WV, which is 0.845 times less than the 3,838 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,726 degrees mean that there were 20.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 274 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($12,361) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,589) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.534% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (574k), Some college (299k), and Secondary Education (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Morgantown, WV was $181,600 in 2020, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $170,600 to $181,600, a 6.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgantown, WV is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Morgantown, WV have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morgantown, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Morgantown, WV is $53,681. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Morgantown, WV was Jefferson County, WV with a value of $82,551, followed by Berkeley County, WV and Putnam County, WV, with respective values of $65,286 and $63,954.

Property

$181,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,109
$33,518
Median Property Taxes
±$1,194

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morgantown, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Morgantown, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2020
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.6% of the housing units in Morgantown, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgantown, WV was Jefferson County, WV with a value of $82,551, followed by Berkeley County, WV and Putnam County, WV, with respective values of $65,286 and $63,954.

The following map shows all of the counties in Morgantown, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,681
Median Household Income
± $1,676
51.2k
Number of Households
± 1,435

In 2020, the median household income of the 51.2k households in Morgantown, WV grew to $53,681 from the previous year's value of $52,332.

The following chart displays the households in Morgantown, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgantown, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.64%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.85%)

In 2020, 75.2% of workers in Morgantown, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.64%) and those who worked at home (6.85%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgantown, WV have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Morgantown, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morgantown, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morgantown, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgantown, WV (25.1k out of 131k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morgantown, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94% of the population of Morgantown, WV has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in West Virginia was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 31.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6%
Uninsured
55%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgantown, WV grew by 16.4% from 5.15% to 6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morgantown, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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