Located in Monongalia County, the city of Morgantown is rated as one of the best places to live in West Virginia. It's a fairly large city that maintains a small-town feel. Morgantown is home to college students, young professionals, and families with children.
One of the largest attractions here is West Virginia University which serves approximately 30,000 students. Morgantown offers many different housing options and has a fun, youthful culture. This gorgeous city located right on the Monongahela River is an excellent place to call home.
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Morgantown is a medium-sized city with a total population 30,364 and a population density of 3,041 residents per square mile. Demographics here are mostly white (87%), black (6%), and Asian (5%). 73% of adults in the city are married, and 65% have children 18 or younger. The average age here is 24, and many of the city's residents tend to have conservative political views.
The median home value in Morgantown is $178,500, which is 3% lower than the national average. Approximately 43% of local residents own their home, while the remainder pays an average rent of $742 per month. This is 22% lower than the average rent expense in the United States.
With a crime rate that's 34% lower than the United States average and 18% lower than the average for the state of West Virginia, Morgantown is considered a very safe place to live. Year-over-year crime in the city is also down by 25%. Browse the newest real estate listings in Morgantown, WV.
The high school graduation rate in Morgantown is 87%, which is 5% higher than the U.S. average and 11% higher than the state of West Virginia. The top public schools here include Suncrest Middle School, Suncrest Primary School, North Elementary School, Mountaineer Middle School, and Mountainville Elementary School.
The cost of living in Morgantown is 3% lower than the national average. The median household income is $35,502 and the average per-capita income is $23,209. Morgantown also enjoys an unemployment rate that is 2% lower than the national average. Some of the largest employers in Morgantown include West Virginia University Hospitals, MedExpress, and Jackson Kelly.
There are plenty of local amenities in Morgantown, including grocery stores, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Some of the most popular things to do include catching a game at Mountaineer Field enjoying outdoor adventures at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park, taking in some culture at Monongalia Arts Center, and wine tasting at Forks of Cheat Winery.
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