Morgantown, WV Population

Population: 26,809. Estimated population in July 2020: 28,292 (+5.5% change)
Males: 13,711 (51.1%), Females: 13,098 (48.9%)

Monongalia County

Zip codes: 26501, 26505, 26508.

Median resident age: 23.1 years
Median household income: $20,649
Median house value: $95,000

Races in Morgantown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.6%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Chinese (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Asian Indian (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (21.0%), Irish (15.7%), English (11.9%), Italian (11.6%), United States (5.6%), Polish (4.9%).

Elevation: 947 feet

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Morgantown

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morgantown city

  • Never married: 58.0%
  • Now married: 30.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

6.0% Foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.6% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,471 (-5.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Morgantown:

  • H/S MOUNTAINVIEW REGIONAL REHAB HOSP (1160 VAN VOORHIS ROAD)
  • MONONGALIA COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (1200 JD ANDERSON DR)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS (MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Morgantown:

  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 4 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 31 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 50 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Morgantown:

  • TITUS FIELD (about 13 miles; ARTHURDALE, WV; Abbreviation: 70D)
  • FAIRMONT MUNI-FRANKMAN FIELD (about 21 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Abbreviation: 4G7)
  • GREENE COUNTY (about 22 miles; WAYNESBURG, PA; Abbreviation: WAY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Morgantown:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 19,666; Location: PRESIDENTS OFFICE BOX 6201; Public; Website: www.wvu.edu/indexflash.html; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • WEST VIRGINIA JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 198; Location: 148 WILLEY ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wvjc.com)
  • MONONGALIA COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 103; Location: 1000 MISSISSIPPI ST; Public; Website: boe.mono.k12.wv.us/montec)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SCH OF RAD TECHN (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: MEDICAL CTR DR; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MORGANTOWN BEAUTY COLLEGE INC (Full-time enrollment: 20; Location: 276 WALNUT ST; Private, for-profit)
  • HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT (Full-time enrollment: 8; Location: 278C SPRUCE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIV HOSP DEPT OF NUTR AND DIETETICS (Full-time enrollment: 6; Location: MEDICAL CENTER BOX 8016 MEDICAL CENTER DR; Private, not-for-profit)
  • HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING (Location: 1644 MILEGROUND; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Morgantown:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 30 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 56 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,903)
  • ART INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH (about 56 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,246)

Schools

Public high schools in Morgantown:

  • MORGANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,681; Location: 109 WILSON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,271; Location: 991 PRICE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 1000 MISSISSIPPI ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Morgantown:

  • EMMANUEL BAPTIST (Students: 20; Location: PO BOX 1511; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 9; Location: RT 8 BOX 204 B; Grades: 1 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Morgantown:

  • SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 806; Location: 500 E PARKWAY DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MOUNTAINVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 661 GREENBAG ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 605; Location: 825 CHESTNUT RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHEAT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 154 CROSBY ROAD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CHEAT LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 580; Location: 160 CROSBY ROAD; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 670 RIVER ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROOKHAVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 1215 BAKER ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SUNCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 360 BALDWIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 200 WEST PARK AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIDGEDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 1550 GOSHEN ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Morgantown:

  • ST FRANCIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC (Students: 398; Location: 375 BIRCH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ALLIANCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 308 ELMHURST STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 30 HARNER RUN RD; Grades: 7 – 11)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: PO BX 342 RT 857 GREENBAG RD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • MORGANTOWN EARLY LEARNING (Students: 45; Location: 302 SCOTT AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MORGANTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: ROUTE 3 BOX 384 A; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Morgantown:

  • MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $953,928; Location: 373 SPRUCE STREET; 151,851 books; 8,664 audio materials; 10,667 video materials; 146 serial subscriptions)