Morgantown, West Virginia

Population 30,480

Morgantown is located in Monongalia County, WV. The population is 30,480, making Morgantown the largest city in Monongalia County and the 4th largest city in the state of West Virginia.

There are 16 public schools in Morgantown with an average Homefacts rating of B+. The total crime rate for Morgantown is very low , and there are 131 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Morgantown is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Morgantown property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Morgantown include Westover, Star City and Granville.

Morgantown Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 7.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 44.2%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 48.7%

Crime Rate

28.66% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 112
  • Violent Crimes: 214
  • Robbery: 16
  • Burglary: 227
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

68.49% Higher than national avg.
  • 131 offenders in Morgantown
  • 42.98 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

294 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 7
  • Registered Polluters: 17
  • Superfunds: 16
  • Tanks & Spills: 254


Moderate 4.1%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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16 Public Schools view public schools

There are 16 K-12 public schools in Morgantown, WV and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Morgantown's schools as Very good, with an overall B+ rating.

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131 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Morgantown, WV

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57 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Morgantown, WV issued 57 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 57 permits, 11 were issued for single family homes and 46 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Morgantown, WV issued 125 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 125 permits, 20 were issued for single family homes and 105 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $708
  • 1 Bedroom: $718
  • 2 Bedrooms: $871
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,178
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,495

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Environmental Hazards

294 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Morgantown, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Morgantown, WV is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4 Average
    Morgantown, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 31.3°
  • February 33.82°
  • March 44.68°
  • April 55.1°
  • May 63.91°
  • June 70.57°
  • July 74.4°
  • August 72.88°
  • September 67°
  • October 55.47°
  • November 45.3°
  • December 35.45°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Morgantown, WV

Morgantown, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Morgantown, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Morgantown, WV has a low risk of hail storms.
Morgantown, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Morgantown, WV: $35,502


Unemployment in Morgantown is 4.1%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 31.18%
White Collar - 68.82%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • David McKinley

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

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