Morgantown, Kentucky

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Morgantown, Kentucky

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High Points

Morgantown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Morgantown Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Morgantown Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Morgantown Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Morgantown Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Morgantown Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Morgantown, Kentucky

Comparing Morgantown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
People Living Alone 9 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 9

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Morgantown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles SE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 42261
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.225
Longitude -86.683

Morgantown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Morgantown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,544 100%
Male 1,153 45.3%
Female 1,391 54.7%
Under 18 584 23%
18+ 1,960 77%
65+ 507 19.9%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,430 95.5%
African-American 28 1.1%
Asian 8 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 60 2.4%
Mixed Race 14 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 3.2%

Estimated Morgantown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,552
Growth 8
Growth % 0.3%

Morgantown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 49.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
English 12.4%
Irish 9.8%
German 6.2%
European 1.9%
Dutch 1.6%
Scottish 1.3%
Italian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
British 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Morgantown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brooklyn (42261)
Huntsville (42261)
Logansport (42261)
Provo (42261)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Morgantown 2,544 $27,218
Beaver Dam 3,033 $35,518
Caneyville 627 $23,750
Hartford 2,571 $32,083
McHenry 417 $28,750
Rochester 186 $33,472
Rockport 334 $32,500

Morgantown Public Libraries

Butler County Public Library
Morgantown, Kentucky
(270) 526-4722

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Morgantown High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 636 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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1. Willow Springs, Missouri 88.5   35.6% 27% 11.1% 19 $25,917 5.9% 3% 2,147 26% 3.3 0.4% 4.7
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