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Morgantown, West Virginia

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Welcome to Morgantown ...

The city of Morgantown is located in Monongalia County and is the County Seat for Monongalia County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Morgantown has a population of 30,547 people<1> (see below for details).

Morgantown is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Morgantown: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morgantown had a population of 29,660 people (or 30.84% of the total population of Monongalia County). This makes Morgantown the county's most populous community.

The population of Morgantown represents 1.6% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,660 people, the population of Morgantown increased 10.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,809 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Morgantown had an population of 30,547 people. This is an increase of 2.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.94% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morgantown.

Communities near Morgantown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Morgantown and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   1,902   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,322   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   1,117   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   SE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Morgantown.

Communities Also Named Morgantown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Morgantown - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Mississippi (3), Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morgantown.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morgantown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morgantown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgantown. Our list includes 42 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Morgantown:

Websites for Morgantown ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morgantown ...

Looking for more information about Morgantown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Morgantown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morgantown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Monongalia County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morgantown.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morgantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgantown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morgantown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morgantown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6297, Longitude: -79.9585     [Map].

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