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Monongalia County, West Virginia

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Monongalia County, West Virginia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 105,822
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 96,189
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 5,078
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 5.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 49,892
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 58.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $212,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,321
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $370
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $845
Building permits, 2021 14
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 40,233
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 75.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 43.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 312,839
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,376,419
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 60,966
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,718,070
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,195
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 21.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $54,198
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $33,527
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 2,352
Total employment, 2020 48,196
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,453,480
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 5,888
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,047
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,215
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 300
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 89
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,620
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 118
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,562
Population per square mile, 2020 293.9
Population per square mile, 2010 267.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 360.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 360.06
FIPS Code 54061
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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