There are 10,782 households out of which 15.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.1% are married couples living together, 7.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 61.2% are non-families. 37.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.76.
Morgantown's age distribution, which is heavily influenced by the presence of West Virginia University, is: 11.1% under the age of 18, 44.7% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $20,649, and the median income for a family is $44,622. Males have a median income of $33,268 versus $24,944 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,459. 38.4% of the population and 15.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.3% are under the age of 18 and 8.3% are 65 or older. Note, however, that traditional poverty statistics can be misleading when applied to communities with large student populations, such as Morgantown.