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Morgantown, West Virginia
City
City of Morgantown
West Virginia University downtown campus from the Monongahela River
West Virginia University downtown campus from the Monongahela River
Official seal of Morgantown, West Virginia
Seal
Motto(s): 
(Latin) Regina Monongahelae—Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum[1]; (English) "There is nothing left for the Queen of the Monongahela to return to"[2]
Location of Morgantown within Monongalia County and the State of West Virginia
Location of Morgantown within Monongalia County and the State of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°38′1″N 79°57′2″W / 39.63361°N 79.95056°W / 39.63361; -79.95056Coordinates: 39°38′1″N 79°57′2″W / 39.63361°N 79.95056°W / 39.63361; -79.95056
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monongalia
Settled 1772[3]
Chartered 1785[3]
Incorporated 1838[3]
Founded by Zackquill Morgan[3]
Named for Zackquill Morgan[3]
Government
 • Type Council–manager[4]
 • City Manager Paul Brake[5]
 • City Council Council Members:
  • Deputy Mayor Rachel L. Fetty, First Ward[4]
  • Mayor Bill Kawecki, Second Ward[4]
  • Zackery Cruze, Third Ward[4]
  • Jennifer “Jenny” Selin, Fourth Ward[4]
  • Ron Dulaney, Jr., Fifth Ward[4]
  • Dave Harshbarger, Sixth Ward[4]
  • Barry Lee Wendell, Seventh Ward[4]
 • House of Delegates State Delegates, 51st District:
  • Barbara Evans Fleischauer (D)[6]
  • Evan Hansen (D)[6]
  • Rodney A. Pyles (D)[6]
  • Danielle Walker (D)[6]
  • John Williams (D)[6]
 • Senate State Senators, 13th District:
  • Robert D. Beach (D)[7]
  • Roman W. Prezioso, Jr. (D)[7]
Area
[8]
 • City 10.43 sq mi (27.02 km2)
 • Land 9.98 sq mi (25.86 km2)
 • Water 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)  4.24%
Elevation
960 ft (293 m)
Population
 (2010)[9]
 • City 29,660
 • Estimate 
(2018)[10]
30,955
 • Density 3,059.60/sq mi (1,181.28/km2)
 • Urban
70,350 (US: 393th)
 • Metro
137,251 (US: 293th)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
26501, 26505, 26508
Area code 304, 681 (effective March 2009)
FIPS code 54-55756
GNIS feature ID 1555161[11]
Website www.morgantownwv.gov