Morgantown, KY
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Morgantown is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,431 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morgantown is the 171st largest community in Kentucky.

Morgantown is a blue-collar town, with 43.05% 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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Morgantown who work in management occupations (11.15%), sales jobs (8.28%), and office and administrative support (8.17%).

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

The rate of college-level education in Morgantown is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.27% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Morgantown in 2018 was $17,755, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,020 for a family of four. However, Morgantown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Morgantown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.00% 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 14.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morgantown include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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


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