Butler County is a rural county with 81% of all housing units located in the county and 19% of all units located within the limits of the City of Morgantown. Based upon the 2010 Census, there are approximately 8,877 housing units in Butler County with 1,113 or 19% of all units located in the City of Morgantown. Overwhelmingly, the most popular housing choice for those in the City of Morgantown is single-family detached homes, with nearly 60% of all housing represented by this type.
Between the years of 2000 and 2010, the total number of housing units in the City of Morgantown decreased by 3%. However, during this time period, the number of vacant housing units increased by 8%, reflecting an overall loss of population. Morgantown has seen a decrease in the number of mobile home units over the same time period.