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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Morgantown, West Virginia, is 6.00%, with job growth of 0.72%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 35.44%.

Morgantown, West Virginia Taxes
Morgantown, West Virginia,sales tax rate is 6.00%. Income tax is 6.00%.

Morgantown, West Virginia Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $21,405, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $32,400.

  ECONOMYMorgantown, West VirginiaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  6.00%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  0.72%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  35.44%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  6.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  6.00%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $21,405$28,555
  Household Income  $32,400$53,482
  Family Median Income  $70,830$65,443
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  32.20%12.55%
  Income between 15K and 20K  5.90%5.36%
  Income between 20K and 30K  10.82%10.42%
  Income between 30K and 40K  7.40%9.80%
  Income between 40K and 50K  5.87%8.80%
  Income between 50K and 60K  5.13%7.90%
  Income between 60K and 75K  8.12%9.93%
  Income between 75K and 100K  8.46%12.16%
  Income between 100K and 150K  9.53%13.01%
  Income between 150K and 200K  3.07%5.04%
  Income greater than 200K  3.50%5.03%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  14.93%14.54%
  Engineering, computers, science  0.00%5.34%
  Community, social services  0.00%1.67%
  Legal  0.00%1.16%
  Education, library  4.31%6.13%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  0.33%1.91%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  2.99%5.67%
  Healthcare support  0.50%2.51%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.33%2.23%
  Food preparation, serving  4.98%5.76%
  Building maintenance  5.31%4.01%
  Personal care  3.15%3.65%
  Sales, office, administrative support  24.05%24.36%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  1.82%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  10.61%8.24%
  Production, transportation, material moving  25.71%12.09%

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  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Morgantown-Native Opinion
I wholeheartedly agree. I am a WV native, born and raised. I have to say this use to be an okay place to live, but over the past ten years the college town mentality has... (read more)
Only move here if you like clouds.
I grew up and went to college in Morgantown. Although there are many things about the city (big town) that I liked (schools were great, crime was minimal); the weather... (read more)
Pleasant.
Summers aren't too terribly hot (for too terribly long) and winters aren't as rough as one might imagine. Nearby towns at higher elevations see much more snow than... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
morgantown is a fantastic small city
just thought that anyone looking to move to morgantown might be interested in a review, so here goes... i grew up in morgantown and i am an alumni of wvu. morgantown... (read more)
Complete Overview - In My Opinion
I moved here from Miami, Florida and I must say that the crime way is far less than what it was back home. Morgantown is a safe place to live. I can still leave my car... (read more)
Parochial
It is somewhat surprising (and pretty disappointing) that a city that is home to a large university is so,... well... local. Most people working at the university grew... (read more)
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