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The economy of Morgantown, WV employs 13,728 people. The economy of Morgantown, WV is specialized in Educational Services; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.74; 2.66; and 1.58 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Morgantown, WV are Educational Services (3,532), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,098), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,739), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,152), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($55,904), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($35,116).

Median household income in Morgantown, WV is $34,090. Males in Morgantown, WV have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,838. The income inequality of Morgantown, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Morgantown, WV. In Monongalia County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 123 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,882. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Morgantown, WV is home to a population of 30,164 people, from which 95.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Morgantown, WV is composed of 25,683 White residents (85.1%), 1,780 Black residents (5.9%), 1,266 Asian residents (4.2%), 740 Hispanic residents (2.45%), and 589 Two+ residents (1.95%). The most common foreign languages in Morgantown, WV are Chinese (546 speakers), Spanish (516 speakers), and Persian (192 speakers), but compared to other places, Morgantown, WV has a relative high number of Persian (192 speakers), Thai (45 speakers), and Japanese (92 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Morgantown, WV awarded 6,974 degrees. The student population of Morgantown, WV is skewed towards females, with 3,350 male students and 3,624 female students. Most students in Morgantown, WV are White (5,833 and 83.6%), followed by Black or African American (241 and 3.46%), Hispanic or Latino (176 and 2.52%), and Two or more races (133 and 1.91%). The largest universities in Morgantown, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia University (6,697 and 96%), West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown (137 and 1.96%), and Monongalia County Technical Education Center (60 and 0.86%). The most popular majors in Morgantown, WV are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (377 and 5.41%), Registered Nursing (243 and 3.48%), and Journalism (236 and 3.38%). The median tuition costs in Morgantown, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,632 and $21,432 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Morgantown, WV is $172,900, which is 0.89 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $169,600 to $172,900, a 1.95% increase. The homeownership rate of Morgantown, WV is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgantown, WV have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgantown, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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