County Profile

Located in north central West Virginia and bordering Maryland and Pennsylvania, Preston County is a beautiful place to live and work. Its picturesque, rural setting is only a short distance to several major metropolitan areas. Preston County is included in the Morgantown Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes a labor force averaging more than 70,000 persons and an unemployment rate under 4.5% in 2021. As such, businesses located in Preston County have a significant labor force available to them.

Preston County, WV

Population

Total Population

34,122

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

22.200

Housing & Income

Households

12,915

Total Housing Units

15,266


Owner Occupied

10,795

Renter Occupied

2,120

Vacant

2,351

Median Home Value

$148,500


Average Home Value

$190,623

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.24%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,785 $60,783


Average Household

$72,612 $85,428


Per Capita

$27,923 $32,745

Workforce

Total Businesses

779

Total Employed

6,621

Workers 16+

12,985

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

61

Employed

1,081

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

68

Employed

970

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

131

Employed

878

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

769

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

539

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

53

Employed

478

Some
High School

1,961

Graduated
High School

10,287

Associates
Degree

1,674

Bachelor's
Degree

2,715

Graduate
Degree

1,998

Average Commute Time

31 min.



Resident Commuters

5,979

Non-Resident Commuters

5,186

Drive Alone

10,227

Carpooled

1,717

Public

61

Work At Home

678


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