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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$586
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    719
    525
  • Theft
    1,079
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,932
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

    Appalachia Reviews

    1 review
    It's a small town, originally a coal camp. Since the coal mining industry has pretty much vanished so has the town. There's nothing to do here. We have a pathetic excuse of a park and skate park. Most of the people are on drugs, multiple meth labs being run in several homes, and kids often fight in public. The elderly people are mostly nice and the kids are disrespectful. It is not the best place to live, especially for a 19 year old. I don't recommend living here at all. I only live here because college is ten minutes away and my parents take care of me.
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