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Morgantown Metropolitan Area
Map of West Virginia highlighting the Morgantown Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Morgantown Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in North-Central West Virginia, anchored by the city of Morgantown. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 129,709. The MSA is part of the larger Morgantown–Fairmont Combined Statistical Area.


Morgantown Metropolitan Area

County 2019 Estimate 2010 Census Change
Monongalia County 105,612 96,189 &10000000000000009796338+9.80%
Preston County 33,432 33,520 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.26%
Total 139,044 129,709 &10000000000000007196879+7.20%


Incorporated places and CDPs

  • Places with more than 30,000 inhabitants
Downtown Morgantown.

Unincorporated places


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 89,169
1980 105,484 18.3%
1990 104,546 −0.9%
2000 111,200 6.4%
2010 129,709 16.6%
Est. 2017 138,709 6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 111,200 people, 44,990 households, and 26,852 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.97% White, 2.56% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.85% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $28,276, and the median income for a family was $38,266. Males had a median income of $29,777 versus $20,867 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $15,351.

Map of West Virginia highlighting Marion County
Location of the Fairmont μSA

Combined Statistical Area

The Morgantown MSA is combined with the Fairmont μSA to form the Morgantown-Fairmont Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which had a population of 186,127 at the 2010 census. In addition to the two counties of the Morgantown MSA, the CSA comprises the city of Fairmont (2010 population 18,704) and the rest of Marion County, which lies to the west of the counties of the Morgantown MSA.

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