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

34,082

Population
Growth Rate

0.15%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

9.300

Housing & Income

Households

13,193

Total Housing Units

15,947


Owner Occupied

10,833

Renter Occupied

2,360

Vacant

2,754

Median Home Value

$129,976


Average Home Value

$163,650

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.20%


Per Capita Income

2.36%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,921 $58,775


Average Household

$70,094 $78,386


Per Capita

$27,143 $30,496

Workforce

Total Businesses

757

Total Employed

6,415

Workers 16+

13,022

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

135

Employed

1,027

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

58

Employed

978

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

60

Employed

957

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

724

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

53

Employed

490

2021 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

51

Employed

394

Some
High School

2,095

Graduated
High School

9,980

Associates
Degree

1,540

Bachelor's
Degree

2,605

Graduate
Degree

1,964

Average Commute Time

31 min.



Resident Commuters

6,051

Non-Resident Commuters

5,221

Drive Alone

10,454

Carpooled

1,602

Public

61

Work At Home

626


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