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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Berkeley County is located in West Virginia with a population of 111,610. Living in Berkeley County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Berkeley County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Berkeley County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Berkeley County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Berkeley County 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    287.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    523.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,884.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Berkeley County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,480
National
$55,322

Berkeley County Reviews

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I am frequently in this county but try to avoid it. Crime here is questionable, police and teachers are overworked and underpaid, and schools care about sports more than education. Thus, they don't attract good police or teachers. Strip clubs and used car lots are everywhere. People are dirty in some places. Nicest areas are west of 81 or near Jefferson County. If you have the money, move to Jefferson County. Jefferson is safer, cleaner and is more like Virginia than West Virginia.
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More for the younger kids and the teens as far as activities. Encourage volunteering. County has a lot of needs that volunteers could help with. Fixing things up, picking up trash, etc.
Berkeley County is actually bigger than people think. It lets you see different areas. You're never oblivious to your surroundings because if something happens, everyone knows.