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.

Morgantown is a blue-collar town, with 41.16% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Morgantown is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morgantown who work in management occupations (8.43%), office and administrative support (8.10%), and maintenance occupations (8.10%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Morgantown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Morgantown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Morgantown has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.56% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Morgantown in 2010 was $11,994, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,976 for a family of four. Morgantown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 57.54% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Morgantown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Morgantown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morgantown include German, English, Dutch, and Italian.

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

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