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People

Total Population 2,681
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 590
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.6%
Median Earnings25+ $17,946
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $12,165

Wealth

Median Family Income $20,588
% Above Poverty Level 42.5%
% Below Poverty Level 57.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 44.7%
Median Gross Rent $455
Median House Value $75,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 9.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROCHESTER FERRY
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
Station BEAVER DAM
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
Station NOLIN RIVER LAKE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Beaver Dam 3,557 $43,738
Caneyville 649 $35,208
Hartford 2,709 $41,875
McHenry 418 $46,042
Rochester 275 $46,776
Rockport 245 $31,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Butler County Public Library
116 WEST OHIO STREET
Morgantown, Kentucky
(270) 526-4722

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Morgantown High Schools

BUTLER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1147 S MAIN ST
270-526-2204
A Title I School.
Serves 636 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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