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Morgantown, West Virginia (WV) Poverty Rate Data
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35.3% of Morgantown, WV residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 46.0% greater than the poverty level of 19.1% across the entire state of West Virginia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 63.6% of high school graduates and 42.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 34.9% among disabled males and 32.8% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 91.0%. For comparison, it was 40.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Morgantown, WV

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Morgantown:

35.3%
Whole state:

19.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Morgantown:

26.5%
Whole state:

8.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Morgantown:

34.9%
West Virginia:

22.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 16.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Morgantown:

12.9%
West Virginia:

36.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Morgantown:

32.8%
West Virginia:

26.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 16.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Morgantown:

14.1%
West Virginia:

33.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

91.0%
Residents above poverty level:

40.4%

Poverty by age in Morgantown, WV

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Morgantown
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Morgantown,WV (percentage below poverty level)
  • 15.4%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 11.2%6 to 11 years
  • 17.2%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 7.2%16 and 17 years
  • 65.7%18 to 24 years
  • 14.9%25 to 34 years
  • 16.9%35 to 44 years
  • 10.9%45 to 54 years
  • 11.4%55 to 64 years
  • 6.7%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Morgantown
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Morgantown,WV (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.0%Under 5 years
  • 35.3%5 years
  • 27.3%6 to 11 years
  • 43.8%12 to 14 years
  • 18.6%15 years
  • 32.7%16 and 17 years
  • 74.2%18 to 24 years
  • 19.9%25 to 34 years
  • 13.1%35 to 44 years
  • 9.7%45 to 54 years
  • 15.5%55 to 64 years
  • 5.2%65 to 74 years
  • 2.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Morgantown, WV
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Morgantown,WV (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.0%Under 5 years
  • 17.5%5 years
  • 11.6%6 to 11 years
  • 11.3%12 to 14 years
  • 1.8%15 years
  • 11.7%16 and 17 years
  • 55.7%18 to 24 years
  • 17.6%25 to 34 years
  • 8.5%35 to 44 years
  • 3.9%45 to 54 years
  • 6.4%55 to 64 years
  • 0.6%65 to 74 years
  • 2.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Morgantown, WV

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Morgantown, WV
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Morgantown, WV (%)
  • 28.5%White
  • 49.9%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 40.7%Asian
  • 95.3%Other race
  • 46.3%2+ races
  • 31.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Morgantown, WV
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Morgantown, WV (absolute numbers)
  • 5,813White
  • 692Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 570Asian
  • 24Other race
  • 1792+ races
  • 150Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 29.8%Below poverty level
  • 70.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 35.6%Below poverty level
  • 64.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Morgantown, WV

Children below poverty level:
Morgantown, West Virginia:

25.2%
State:

25.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Morgantown:

63.6%
West Virginia:

27.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Morgantown:

42.5%
West Virginia:

45.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 57.2%Married-couple family
  • 11.3%Male, no wife present
  • 31.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Morgantown not in families by work experience
  • 0.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 77.2%Worked part-time
  • 22.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 5.2%Both worked full-time
  • 2.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 7.0%Both worked part-time
  • 37.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 28.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 8.0%1995 to 1998
  • 3.6%1990 to 1994
  • 5.5%1980 to 1989
  • 10.0%1970 to 1979
  • 19.9%1960 to 1969
  • 12.5%1950 to 1959
  • 12.5%1940 to 1949
  • 28.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.2%1999 to 2000
  • 3.1%1995 to 1998
  • 3.9%1990 to 1994
  • 5.0%1980 to 1989
  • 9.2%1970 to 1979
  • 13.1%1960 to 1969
  • 20.6%1950 to 1959
  • 11.0%1940 to 1949
  • 33.0%1939 or earlier
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