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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    A
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    A
Monongalia County is located in West Virginia with a population of 105,252. Monongalia County is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. In Monongalia County, most residents own their homes. In Monongalia County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Monongalia County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Monongalia County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$820
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Monongalia County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    182.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    281.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,182.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Monongalia County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,926
National
$55,322

Monongalia County Reviews

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Mon County offers access to outstanding outdoor amenities, the state's by far best educational assets, a very low crime rate, and proximity to large urban centers. It is the gem of West Virginia.
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Morgantown, WV is a beautiful place with some of the friendliest people I've ever met. This place also has a cool urban vibe with being the home of WVU. Plus the sports options are abundant - running the rail to trail, paddling canoes or whitewater, Mountianeer football, baseball at the Mon. Co. Ballpark, or hiking at Coopers Rock State Forest. So much to do & so much to see.
Monongalia has always been my home. I love this place. Sometimes things bother me. When we have sporting events it seems that the only thing that matters are what is going on that day. Traffic is never ending nor is the loitering or partying. I would also say that the roads are in terrible conditions. We have many teachers at I would say one of the best schools leave and go out of town because our pay rate is so low. This is a beautiful place to live at certain times of the year.