Community, Climate & Location

Monongalia County, with a population of over 100,000 people, is located in the north central part of West Virginia on the Pennsylvania border. The land is drained by the Cheat and Monongalia Rivers. Morgantown, the county seat, is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of the region. Morgantown is home to West Virginia University, one of the top research universities in the country, with an enrollment of over 29,700 students.

Morgantown and Monongalia County offer “Mountains of Opportunity” for business development and expansion. This is one of the major growth areas in the state. The presence of West Virginia University, a large healthcare industry, and the recent growth of the advanced-technology “Software Valley” and “West Virginia High Tech Consortium” development, help to insure a bright and prosperous economic future for this community.

Elevation in the area ranges from a low of 960 feet in Morgantown to a high of 2100 feet at Cooper’s Rock. The total land area for Monongalia County is 369 square miles.
Morgantown’s Annual Mean Temperature is 52 degrees F, January mean temperature: High 37 degrees F, Low 21 degrees F and the July mean temperature: High 83 degrees F, Low 63 degrees F. The annual average rainfall is 41.2 inches and annual average snowfall is 30-45 inches (depending upon elevation). The prevailing winds are westerly.

Highway Distance (miles) from Morgantown:

City Miles
Pittsburgh, PA 77
Charleston, WV 155
Baltimore, MD 215
Washington, DC 213
Richmond, VA 311
Toronto, Ont. 384
Charlotte, NC 401
Louisville, KY 396
Columbus, OH 205
Cleveland, OH 219
New York, NY 391