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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Monongalia County is located in West Virginia with a population of 103,715. Monongalia County is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Monongalia County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Monongalia County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. 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
$178,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Monongalia 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
    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
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Monongalia County Reviews

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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.
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Aside from the traffic and generally overwhelming number of students, Morgantown is just about the perfect little city to live in. There's plenty of good businesses for entertainment, crime is generally low, and the economy is basically fool-proof.
There is not a lot of police. Like I speed all the time because of lack of police presence. Also I feel highly unsafe in my downtown area even though that is where police headquarters resides. I guess crimes aren't too bad, but it'd probably take the police a solid amount of time to actually help someone.