For population 25 years and over in Morgantown:
For population 15 years and over in Morgantown city:
34 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $440 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (44.0 miles , pop. 54,067).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (73.6 miles , pop. 569,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (323.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Woodbury, KY (2.0 miles) , Welchs Creek, KY (2.8 miles ), Sugar Grove, KY (3.0 miles ), Jetson, KY (3.1 miles ), Rochester, KY (3.3 miles) , Greencastle, KY (3.3 miles ), Gasper River, KY (3.8 miles ), Horse Branch, KY (4.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.22 N, Longitude: 86.69 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,217 (+50.8%)
Area code: 270
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Morgantown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +224 (+9.7%).
Work and jobs in Morgantown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Morgantown, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Morgantown-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Morgantown city center injured 2 people.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Morgantown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from Morgantown center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/2006 at 21:48:57, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.7 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Morgantown center
On 1/3/2003 at 16:17:09, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.9 LG, Depth: 11.3 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Butler County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John W. Harreld - Politician.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morgantown:
Public high school in Morgantown:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Morgantown:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.24. This is significantly worse than average. There were 46 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00492. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Morgantown and their reported violations in the past:MORGANTOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2921, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 37.1%
(38.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
161 people in nursing homes in 2000
44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Morgantown compared to Kentucky state average:
Banks with branches in Morgantown (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Morgantown (based on Butler County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.44%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Morgantown government finances in 2006(per resident):
6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,941 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,020 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Morgantown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Morgantown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Morgantown, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Morgantown)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.