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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Morgantown is a town in West Virginia with a population of 30,539. Morgantown is in Monongalia County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Morgantown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Morgantown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in Morgantown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Morgantown are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$821
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Morgantown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    210.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    275.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,251
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    41%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Morgantown

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,071
National
$55,322
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I use to live in Morgantown WV and I absolutely loved it here, everything is so close and the stores aren’t expensive! Nice places to go out to and enjoy your time. The stadium , lounges , bars and clubs are what make the town! This town takes sports very seriously and everyone is so friendly. I would recommend this town to any family or close friend. I would love to raise my kids here and start a future for them!
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In Morgantown you meet so many people from different places. Here I was able to make friends all over the world, as well as make friends with the kind and friendly people who lived there and had a lot to share about the local culture . Morgantown is filled with old historical buildings, roads and of course the scenic views are amazing! Lots of great restaurants and great places to hike. It’s been an amazing experience.
Morgantown is a gorgeous city located right on the Monongahela river. I would recommend it to anyone just driving by but especially for college students! WVU is a gorgeous campus spread throughout downtown Morgantown that has wonderful programs and people! Morgantown also has a lot of stores and restaurants to spend time and money at for anyone visiting, Morgantown is also surrounded by so many amazing activities in the rolling hills of West Virginia!