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Time Zone: Monongalia County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Morgantown is the Seat for Monongalia County.

Monongalia County was founded in 1776.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monongalia had a population of 90,080 people. This is an increase of 10.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 81,866 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monongalia represented 4.53% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201096,189+17.5%+6.78% since 2009
200990,080+10.03%+1.67% since 2008
200888,601+8.23%+1.18% since 2007
200787,572+6.97% 
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200081,866The Last Census

More information can be found on the Monongalia County Census Page for Monongalia County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Monongalia County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Monongalia County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Morgantown   30,33326,80913.14% increase  
Westover   4,1453,9415.18% increase  
Star City   1,6951,36624.08% increase  
Granville   8347787.2% increase  
Blacksville   1791752.29% increase  

Websites for Monongalia County

Official Website:   www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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