B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
$96,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$609
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Alderson Rankings

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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
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    1
  • Theft
    0
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,643
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Alderson Reviews

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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.