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Living In Morgantown, WV

Morgantown is a small city in West Virginia with slightly more than 30,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just under 32, the city's residents are notably younger than most cities in West Virginia, ranking as the fourth-youngest municipality in the state. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in Morgantown, and 60% of residents rent their homes despite an average rent of $863/month, considerably higher than the state average of $708.

Compared to the national average (7%), Morgantown has a high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 12% have earned a Bachelor's degree. Morgantown residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The four most common are education, entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 31% of the labor force in the city. Morgantown workers take home an average annual income of around $56,000, roughly the same as the state average. Morgantown, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).

Morgantown's average commute time ranks as one of the best in the state at about 18 minutes, 10th-quickest in the state. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 31% of workers, while public transit is not used widely. Walking (8%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number far surpasses the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Morgantown

What is the average rent in Morgantown?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Morgantown is $442 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $525 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $737 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Morgantown?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Morgantown is $525

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