Culture

CULTURE

The Morgantown MSA offers a small town atmosphere and lifestyle, with big city advantages. The population is more than 136,000. The people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful, the cost of living is affordable, and the public and private facilities and services are top-notch. The counties are located in the north central part of the state and serve as the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of the region. As an employer, this means you have a definite advantage for attracting and retaining top talent.

The area has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. Farmers Insurance rated the Morgantown MSA as one of the “Most Secure Small Metros To Live.” The WVU campus is rated as one of the safest major university campuses in the country.

Morgantown enjoys great highway, air, rail and water transportation facilities. Morgantown is positioned at the intersection of I-79 and I-68. Pittsburgh is just over an hour’s drive north on I-79. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are both less than four-hour drives east on I-68.

The Pittsburgh International Airport is a 90-minute drive north of Morgantown. The Morgantown Municipal Airport offers daily air commuter service to both Northern Virginia’s Dulles International Airport and Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport.

The Area is served by two excellent healthcare systems – West Virginia University Hospitals and Mon General Hospital.

For more information on our community, you can download, read or print the 2015 Community Profile. This Profile contains a wide variety of economic, demographic, and business-related information on Morgantown and Monongalia County.

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interstates intersect in Morgantown – I-68 and I-79

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hours drive time to Pittsburgh

136K

total Morgantown population

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airports – one regional in Morgantown, one international in Pittsburgh

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miles from half of the US population

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hours drive time to D.C.