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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Brookhaven is a town in West Virginia with a population of 5,467. Brookhaven is in Monongalia County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Brookhaven offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Brookhaven and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Brookhaven are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Brookhaven Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Brookhaven

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,364
National
$55,322
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Brookhaven Reviews

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I moved here because of family and the people here are very rude. I miss where I used to live and if I had a choice, I would not live here again. This area is growing with new establishments and the college helps it be a popular, well-known place. But the residents are rude and have no manners.
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We have some really wonderful local businesses that I believe need to be supported and for the most part are supported by the public. I wish we had a larger and more convenient whole foods-type store with more organic and non-GMO foods....we do have one store, but it's not very big and located in a very difficult area to access regularly.
A lot of life long residents. More effort being focused on healthy lifestyle, local food, etc.