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West Virginia; Monongalia County, West Virginia; Morgantown city, West Virginia; United States

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West Virginia
Monongalia County, West Virginia
Morgantown city, West Virginia
United States
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,782,959
106,387
29,219
331,893,745
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,782,959
106,387
29,219
331,893,745
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,793,716
105,822
29,150
331,449,281
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
0.5%
0.2%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,793,716 105,822 30,347 331,449,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,852,994 96,189 29,660 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
4.6%
3.3%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.1%
16.5%
9.8%
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.7%
13.5%
9.4%
16.8%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
48.4%
45.9%
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.1%
89.9%
85.7%
75.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.7%
3.9%
3.8%
13.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.2%
0.1%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
3.5%
3.9%
6.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.0%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.5%
4.5%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.9%
2.3%
3.8%
18.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.5%
87.9%
83.4%
59.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 125,084 5,078 1,022 17,835,456
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.6% 5.6% 8.3% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 858,481 49,892 X 142,153,010
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 73.7% 58.2% 44.4% 64.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $123,200 $212,300 $215,000 $229,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,058 $1,321 $1,240 $1,621
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $331 $370 $390 $509
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $732 $845 $840 $1,096
Building permits, 2021 3,692 14 X 1,736,982
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 734,235 40,233 10,851 122,354,219
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.40 2.50 2.43 2.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.6% 75.7% 57.4% 86.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 2.5% 7.5% 10.2% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 86.2% 93.1% 94.7% 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 78.9% 87.8% 89.4% 85.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 87.6% 92.8% 93.5% 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 21.3% 43.7% 54.5% 32.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 13.9% 9.7% 6.3% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.3%
6.9%
6.5%
10.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.6% 62.4% 57.8% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 49.6% 58.5% 52.9% 58.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,069,148 312,839 212,893 938,237,077
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,236,903 2,376,419 1,409,047 2,527,903,275
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,068,787 60,966 16,099 895,225,411
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,057,778 1,718,070 1,231,185 4,949,601,481
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,678 $16,195 $39,619 $15,224
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.1 21.3 16.6 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $48,037 $54,198 $42,474 $64,994
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,346 $33,527 $25,248 $35,384
Persons in poverty, percent
15.8%
15.2%
34.7%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 35,323 2,352 X 8,000,178
Total employment, 2020 542,148 48,196 X 134,163,349
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 22,839,717 2,453,480 X 7,564,809,878
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.2% 2.1% X 0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 86,897 5,888 X 27,104,006
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 24,430 2,047 1,121 5,744,643
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,791 1,215 607 3,480,438
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,728 300 177 1,134,549
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,116 89 43 1,014,958
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 20,383 1,620 845 4,371,152
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,872 118 46 351,237
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,020 1,562 822 4,968,606
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 74.6 293.9 2,977.5 93.8
Population per square mile, 2010 77.1 267.1 2,917.0 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 24,041.15 360.09 10.19 3,533,038.28
Land area in square miles, 2010 24,038.21 360.06 10.17 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 54 54061 5455756 1
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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