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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
  5. Diversity
    C-
  6. Jobs
    C-
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    C+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    D+
Lincoln County is located in West Virginia with a population of 21,078. In Lincoln County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lincoln County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$576
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    441.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    176.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    441.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    529.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Lincoln County

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,679
National
$55,322

Lincoln County Reviews

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I love where I live! I never want to leave, and I see myself here in the future. I see me spending my whole life here just as my parents did. I couldn't think of a now beautiful or better place to live!
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People love this area and never want to leave. Why would you move away from the country? It's beautiful. Hearing the birds chirp and crickets sing is the most beautifulest thing I've ever heard!
It is an alright area, people are friendly and criminal activity is rare, but there is pretty much nothing to do. Many local businesses closed down and there is no activities for children accept just hiking, which will only entertain children for so long. To get anywhere like a simple walmart or dollar store is like a small road trip taking 30 minutes or more, which is a frustration for many people when there are no general stores in the area and makes those trips rare. I would not live here again I plan to move into a city, and I don't see a good future for the area unless more career opportunities come into the area along with more recreational buildings and stores.