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Monongalia County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 104,622 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 81,866 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,007
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,132
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,402
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,638 (it was 13,044 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

27%

Land area: 361 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 290 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monongalia County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Monongalia County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 53,431  (51.1%)
Females: 51,191  (48.9%)
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Monongalia County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monongalia County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,953 ($28,625 in 1999)

This county:

$50,953
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $661 (lower quartile is $542, upper quartile is $918)
This county:

$661
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $191,300 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Monongalia:

$191,300
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,700 - $291,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $240,658
Here:

$240,658
State:

$150,631

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,688
Here:

$152,688
State:

$147,998

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $272,239
Here:

$272,239
State:

$118,657

Mobile homes: $50,137
Here:

$50,137
State:

$51,134
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,217
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $359

Institutionalized population: 1,681

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 69
  • Burglaries: 95
  • Thefts: 314
  • Auto thefts: 19

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 70
  • Thefts: 312
  • Auto thefts: 31
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $259,900
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $158,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,102 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $827 (0.5%)

Monongalia County household income distribution in 2009 Monongalia County home values distribution Monongalia County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.6%
Monongalia County:

20.6%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.0% for American Indian residents, 50.3% for other race residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 31.4 years old
(Males: 30.8 years old, Females: 32.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31.9 years old, Black residents: 24.9 years old, American Indian residents: 28.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.3 years old, Other race residents: 29.5 years old)

Area name: Morgantown, WV MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monongalia County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morgantown, Cheat Lake, Brookhaven, Westover, Cassville, Star City, Granville, Blacksville, Pentress.

Monongalia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Monongalia County:

Lead: 0.0050 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Chester County, Pennsylvania , Washington County, Maryland , Preston County , Logan County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 18,429
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,034 (36.3% naturalized citizens)

Monongalia County:

6.7%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,393
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,249
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,068
  • 1980 to 1989: 501
  • 1970 to 1979: 260
  • Before 1970: 444
Note: State values scaled to Monongalia County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.0%

Monongalia County marital status for males Monongalia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,076
  • One, attached: 1,916
  • Two: 1,537
  • 3 or 4: 1,659
  • 5 to 9: 4,188
  • 10 to 19: 4,290
  • 20 to 49: 1,742
  • 50 or more: 1,189
  • Mobile homes: 5,092

Housing units in Monongalia County with a mortgage: 13,507 (206 second mortgage, 1,846 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,632

Here:

61.9% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monongalia County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,27662
Catholic7,8315
Evangelical Protestant7,55754
Other1,82810
Orthodox2302
Black Protestant801
None69,387-
Monongalia County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Monongalia County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Monongalia County:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monongalia County:

8.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Monongalia County:

28.1%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Monongalia County:

Average size of farms: 126 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,136
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $33.40
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,561
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,673
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.95
Corn for grain: 50 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monongalia County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from Monongalia County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 149.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 234.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.1 miles away from Monongalia County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 05, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4059: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1903: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1500: November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1474: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia West Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1319: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 1996 to July 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1132: August 14, 1996, FEMA Id: 1132, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monongalia County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (18%)
  • India (12%)
  • Iran (9%)
  • Saudi Arabia (8%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monongalia County (%):

  • American (16%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Monongalia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,956 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 5,830 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,038 (1.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 71 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 281 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 321 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 3,279 (5.5%)
  • Worked at home: 3,083 (5.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Monongalia County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 4,051 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,062 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 354 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 57 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Monongalia County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 5,425 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,271 people in federal prisons
  • 340 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 48 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,414.

8.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.84% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($13,864 average AGI)
5.02% relocated from other states ($30,396 average AGI)
Monongalia County:

5.02%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, WV  0.71% ($35,230 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.57% ($39,536)
from Harrison County, WV  0.38% ($33,818)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.23% ($40,000)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($46,738)
from Fayette County, PA  0.19% ($41,950)
from Greene County, PA  0.18% ($43,407)


8.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Monongalia County:

0.06%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

2.89% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($12,264 average AGI)
5.10% relocated to other states ($30,598 average AGI)
Monongalia County:

5.10%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, WV  0.55% ($34,006 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.48% ($37,183)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.34% ($49,241)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.28% ($39,911)
to Harrison County, WV  0.25% ($35,988)
to Taylor County, WV  0.15% ($36,714)
to Fayette County, PA  0.15% ($31,776)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Monongalia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Monongalia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monongalia County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monongalia County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monongalia County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,475 (8,555 aged, 1,920 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,745 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Monongalia County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (712)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (616)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (567)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (475)
  • Congestive heart failure (380)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (357)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (318)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (309)
  • Unspecified dementia (232)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (201)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,331
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 733
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 78,186

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,048
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 775
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.6
  • Other - 30.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,622
  • In family households: 69,662 (10,903 male householders, 9,401 female householders)
    15,765 spouses, 24,373 children (22,645 natural, 854 adopted, 874 stepchildren), 2,128 grandchildren, 1,984 brothers or sisters, 1,434 parents, 1,032 other relatives, 2,642 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29,175 (9,860 male householders (7,110 living alone)), 8,535 female householders (6,999 living alone)), 10,780 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,785

Size of family households: 10,169 2-persons, 4,358 3-persons, 4,308 4-persons, 1,104 5-persons, 207 6-persons, 158 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,109 1-person, 3,019 2-persons, 895 3-persons, 372 4-persons.

10,753 married couples with children.
4,401 single-parent households (1,547 men, 2,854 women).

92.9% of residents of Monongalia speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $563,351,000 ($6,713 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,515,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $164,183,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,813,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $240,000
Federal grants: $126,877,000
Federal procurement contracts: $77,430,000 ($10,605,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $100,807,000 ($5,297,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $241,646,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,371,000
Federal Government insurance: $35,949,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,642
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,311
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,273
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monongalia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.89 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 965
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,309
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,970
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,583
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,907
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,649
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,646
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,989
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,876
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,795
Note: State values scaled to Monongalia population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monongalia County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monongalia County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 489
  • 4 rooms: 1,642
  • 5 rooms: 4,593
  • 6 rooms: 4,044
  • 7 rooms: 3,803
  • 8 rooms: 3,089
  • 9+ rooms: 4,479
  • 1 room: 3,046
  • 2 rooms: 929
  • 3 rooms: 1,739
  • 4 rooms: 4,487
  • 5 rooms: 3,085
  • 6 rooms: 1,605
  • 7 rooms: 798
  • 8 rooms: 676
  • 9+ rooms: 195
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monongalia County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monongalia County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 530
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,298
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,884
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,240
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,187
  • no bedroom: 3,046
  • 1 bedroom: 3,199
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,504
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,215
  • 4 bedrooms: 550
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
Cars and other vehicles available in Monongalia County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monongalia County population
  • no vehicle: 766
  • 1 vehicle: 6,399
  • 2 vehicles: 9,750
  • 3 vehicles: 3,293
  • 4 vehicles: 1,565
  • 5+ vehicles: 366
  • no vehicle: 2,807
  • 1 vehicle: 7,540
  • 2 vehicles: 5,126
  • 3 vehicles: 744
  • 4 vehicles: 199
  • 5+ vehicles: 144

78% of Monongalia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in West Virginia.

Monongalia County:

77.8%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 60,263
  • Other state: 36,598
  • Northeast: 13,224
  • Midwest: 6,754
  • South: 13,600
  • West: 3,020

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monongalia County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.3%)
  • Electricity (23.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.0%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Electricity (58.5%)
  • Utility gas (37.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 732
Here:

10.4%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 337
Here:

9.0%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 880
Here:

4.9%
West Virginia:

15.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Monongalia County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $1,323,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,931,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,384,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,301,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,170,000
    Financial Administration: $2,102,000
    Police Protection: $1,407,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,185,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $810,000
    Parks & Recreation: $759,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $336,000
    Libraries: $200,000
    Fire Protection: $193,000
    Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,358,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $73,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $46,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,208,000

Monongalia County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,782,000
    Parks & Recreation: $268,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,317,000
    All Other: $920,000
    Public Welfare: $385,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $298,000
    Health & Hospitals: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,416,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,404,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $1,461,000
    General Support: $542,000
    All Other: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,150,000
    Other Selective Sales: $940,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $183,000
    NEC: $113,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000

Monongalia County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $133,682,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,100,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $133,208,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,574,000

Monongalia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,342,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $133,208,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,589
  • Number of aged recipients: 87
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,502
  • Number of recipients under 18: 297
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,100
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 192
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 462
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 747
Monongalia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Monongalia County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED253$168,988756$168,9391,641$174,737178$100,17423$1,878,565267$163,910125$54,136
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$173,50054$168,093105$163,53318$102,0560$014$108,28614$54,143
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$155,667107$101,019489$148,290100$57,7501$420,00050$125,52098$55,082
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$141,841122$143,008414$170,04628$185,3931$3,300,00037$132,70328$63,964
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$157,23132$211,37585$177,5414$54,2501$3,300,0009$173,77811$70,273
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED104$199,80839$214,7442$183,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$202,05113$201,9232$146,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$191,84010$186,1001$100,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$202,0008$196,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$183,2503$222,3330$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Monongalia County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary57579.9 years
John50375.6 years
William39874.0 years
James39072.3 years
Charles33674.0 years
Robert29770.1 years
George25976.4 years
Helen20678.3 years
Joseph18975.0 years
Margaret18778.8 years
Most common last names in Monongalia County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15174.5 years
Johnson13772.1 years
Miller11675.9 years
Davis11178.8 years
Williams9378.9 years
Moore9175.8 years
Martin9075.8 years
Jones8877.4 years
Dalton8572.0 years
Brown8578.7 years
Businesses in Monongalia County, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza4
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets10
Barnes & Noble1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Microtel1
Best Western1New Balance2
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Burger King5Nike5
CVS2Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A2Olive Garden1
Chico's1Outback1
Clarion1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Coldwater Creek1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen2Pier 1 Imports1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut3
Domino's Pizza1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DressBarn1RadioShack2
Dressbarn1Ramada1
Econo Lodge2Red Lobster1
FedEx21Rite Aid2
Finish Line1Ruby Tuesday1
Ford1Rue211
Forever 211SAS Shoes1
GNC3SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop3Sam's Club1
Gap1Sears3
Goodwill2Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block2Sprint Nextel1
Hardee's2Starbucks2
Hilton1Subaru1
Holiday Inn1Subway13
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Hot Topic1Taco Bell3
Hyundai1Talbots1
IHOP1Target1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul2
Jones New York3U.S. Cellular5
Journeys1UPS26
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart2
Kroger3Wendy's3

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