Morgantown, KY


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Morgantown is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,475 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morgantown is the 171st largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Morgantown is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.88% of the Morgantown workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Morgantown is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morgantown who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), maintenance occupations (10.71%), and sales jobs (9.13%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Morgantown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Morgantown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Morgantown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Morgantown may be for you.

One of the benefits of Morgantown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Morgantown doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Morgantown ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.17% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Morgantown in 2010 was $12,099, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,396 for a family of four. Morgantown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Morgantown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morgantown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Morgantown include German, English, Dutch, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Morgantown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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