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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$626
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85
    500
  • Theft
    1,355
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,042
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Alderson is your typical small West Virginia town. It has friendly people, local shops, and a low crime rate. In the warmer months, there are a hundred things to do here, from river trails to hike, bike, or jog to a lazy day floating the river, we have it all!
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The weather is mild with a good show of the four seasons. Summers are mild, plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. The winters would be the only season that has its issues. The road get covered in snow and the mountainous terrain makes it difficult for the snow plows to keep up with. Spring and summer are the best times for tourism and business in the area.
The local business in the area are wonderful. They cater to local atmosphere and outdoor lifestyle common in the area. There are few however, big name stores are at least 45 minutes away in other counties.