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Cheat Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 7,988 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Cheat Lake is located at 39°40′0″N 79°51′10″W (39.666538, -79.852683).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Cheat Lake CDP has a total area of 15.8 square miles (41.0 km²), of which 14.3 square miles (37.1 km²) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) (10.3%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,396 people, 2,511 households, and 1,822 families residing in the community. The population density was 442.9 people per square mile (171.0/km²). There were 2,802 housing units at an average density of 194.0/sq mi (74.9/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 95.61% White, 1.20% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.
There were 2,511 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families.