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Overview
Population:29,956
Pop. Change:11%
State: West Virginia
Metro Area: Morgantown Metro Area
County: Monongalia County
City:Morgantown
Zip Code:26505, 26501, ... 2 total
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Morgantown's Real Estate Market
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Morgantown Metro Area

Profile: College town

Location: Extreme northern West Virginia

Elevation: 823

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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College-town amenitiesCloudy, wet weather
Low crime rates Isolation
Steady employment Arts & culture

Morgantown, along the Monongahela River, is home to the 26,000-student West Virginia University. The area has a selection of typical West Virginia businesses including chemicals and forest products. It has emerged into a diversified business center with research and high tech industries and a strong employment base. There is plenty of recreation in the nearby mountains and rivers, and Pittsburgh is 70 miles to the north.

The university brings above-average healthcare and educational resources to the area. The downtown area is interesting, well-preserved and livable with a few minor cultural amenities. Cost of living and housing are moderate, especially for a college town. The area is probably better than the raw numbers indicate.

Morgantown is located in an attractive hilly, deciduous-wooded region extending for miles in all directions. The climate is a humid continental type, often pleasant and hot at times in summer with occasional thundershowers. Winter weather is variable. The location on storm tracks (and downwind of Lake Erie) brings periods of wet or snowy weather in winter and clouds at all times of year.

Interesting Facts about Morgantown, West Virginia

As of 2014, Morgantown's population is 29,956 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.91 percent.

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The median home cost in Morgantown is $162,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Morgantown's cost of living is 2.80% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Morgantown public schools spend $13,152 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Morgantown.

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The unemployment rate in Morgantown is 4.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Morgantown jobs have Increased by 2.35 percent.


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Map Of Morgantown

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Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Morgantown's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes