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West Virginia
LIVING IN MORGAN COUNTY

Demographics



Population, 2010 17,541
Population 2000 14,943
Population % change 2000-2010 17.4%
Persons/square mile 76.6
Projected Population: 2015- 21,620
Town of Bath (2010) - 624 Paw Paw (2010)- 508

The historic center and surrounding town, known officially by its Colonial designation of Town of Bath, have a population of 633. Most people know Bath by its postal service designation of Berkeley Springs. About 2,500 people live in the historic area, plus the surrounding outskirts. Berkeley Springs is the county seat of Morgan County.

Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 - 4.8%
Persons Under 18 years, percent, 2001 - 20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 - 18.3%
Female persons, percent, 2010 - 50.1%

"Pre-School "School Age "Wage Earners "Retirees
0-4" 5-19" 20-64" 65+"
2000 6.1% 18.2% 59.2% 16.6%
2010 4.8% 17.7% 59.1% 18.3%
2015 4.3% 15.7% 57.7% 22.3%
2020 4.1% 14.0% 55.4% 26.5%
2025 3.9% 13.1% 52.7% 30.2%
2030 3.7% 12.7% 50.3% 33.3%
2035 3.6% 12.3% 48.7% 35.4%

Housing Characteristics: According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Morgan County had a total of 9,753 housing units. 24% of the housing units were built since 1990. STATS Indiana reports 43 residential building permits filed in 2010.

Total Housing Units (2010) - 9,753
Seasonal & Recreational - 1,213

Morgan County Assessor's Office 2014 - assessed valuation of all real estate and personal property in Morgan County totaled $1,002,580,237 ($510,933 more than the 2013 valuation)


In 2000, Morgan County had 6,145 occupied housing units - 5,119 (83.3%) owner occupied and 1,026 (16.7%) renter occupied. Household size - 2.45 Multi vehicle households were not rare, 40% had two vehicles and anouther 23.4% had three or more.
Median Age - 40.7 65 & Over - 2,475
Working Age - 6,634 Under 18 -3,348
Cost of Living - 74.3 (US index 100)

Average Sale Price for House in 2010 - $147,682 (Source: RealEstate Business Intelligence, LLC. An MRIS company)

Per Capita Personal Income: Morgan County had a per capita personal income of $33,769 in 2009 which ranked 7th in the state.

Morgan County workforce - 6,650, Median age 45; Unemployment rate July 2014 - Morgan County - 6.1%
(Source: WV Bureau of Employment Programs)


The average one-way commute in Berkeley Springs takes 32.7 minutes. 77% of commuters drive their own car alone. 17% carpool with others. 0% take mass transit and 2% work from home.

According to the West Virginia Department of Commerce the average worker in Morgan County makes $588 before taxes (2013 wages) Total annual wage $30,571

Top Morgan County Employers ( 2013 according to WorkForce West Virginia):

1. Morgan County Schools - 400 employees
247 Harrison Avenue - 304-258-2430

2. War Memorial Hospital - 150 employees
1 Healthy Way - 304-258-1234

3. Dayspring, Inc.
456 Autumn Acres Road - 304-258-3673

4. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Cacapon State Park - 26 full-time employees; 100 seasonal employees
818 Cacapon Lodge Drive - 304-258-1022 & Berkeley Springs State Park

5. Caperton Furnitureworks LLC - 103 employees
5270 Valley Road - 304-258-2343

6. Senior Life Services of Morgan County
106 Sand Mine Road, Suite 1 - 304-258-3096

7. U.S. Silica Company - 168 employees
Post Offic Box 187 - 304-258-2500

8. Morgan County Government
Post Office Box 28 - 304-258-8540

9. STS International, Inc.
Post Office Box 10 - 304-258-2700

10. Citizens National Bank - 70 employees
101 South Washington Street - 304-258-1520

 
   
   

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