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  The population of Monongalia county is estimated at 104,771. In 2017 there were 1,082 births and 689 deaths in Monongalia county. Monongalia county has 13,007 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 9,132 that are owned free and clear and 17,638 that are renter occupied.


  The residents of Monongalia County filed 41,450 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 5.4% of all West Virginia filings and 0.028% of the entire nation. Monongalia had a combined total federal tax liability of $460,426,000 on earned income of $2,720,304,000. Other notable statistics from Monongalia County were 1,730 unemployment claims which collected a total of $7,988,000 and 7,550 charitable contributions valued at $38,516,000. 8,830 filings from Monongalia County paid a combined total of $18,367,000 in property taxes and 7,810 filings paid $60,916,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Monongalia county had 134 religious congregations with an estimated 26,802 members.

39.8% of the Monongalia population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 8.3% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 34% of Monongalia County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 4,593 votes.

At $50,621 the median income is 117.1% of the West Virginia average. An estimated 1,934 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Monongalia, the equivalant of around 3.7% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 4.3%.


Top 15 Industries in Monongalia County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
13,029Health care and social assistance
6,325Retail trade
5,885Accommodation and food services
5,195Food services and drinking places
4,665Restaurants and other eating places
3,668Manufacturing
2,762Ambulatory health care services
2,723Professional, scientific, and technical services
2,601Full-service restaurants
2,418Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
1,333Offices of physicians
1,104Other services (except public administration)
957Finance and insurance
893Food and beverage stores
850Grocery stores


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.93% in Monongalia County (averaging across 3 zip codes; 26501, 26505 and 26508).

In 2018 7.84% of listings in Monongalia County (averaging across 3 zip codes; 26505, 26501 and 26508) dropped their price.


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