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Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Zacquill Morgan, founder.
The latitude of Morgantown is 39.629N. The longitude is -79.956W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,969.
Townspeople objected to the railroad coming to town, so the line was built to nearby Fairmont instead.
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19% of Morgantown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morgantown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morgantown was $14,459, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Morgantown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Morgantown include South Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Morgantown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.
Libraries in Morgantown include Cheat Area, Clinton District, Morgantown ... View libraries
Newspapers in Morgantown include Dominion Post
TV stations in Morgantown include WNPB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPM.
Monongalia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morgantown political report.
The average commute time for Morgantown workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Morgantown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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