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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    D+
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Chelyan is a town in West Virginia with a population of 1,001. Chelyan is in Kanawha County. Living in Chelyan offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Chelyan and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$50,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Chelyan Rankings

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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
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    26%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    0%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    13%

Working in Chelyan

Jobs
D-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$19,818
National
$55,322
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Chelyan Reviews

1 review
Chelyan West Virginia is my hometown. I have lived here all of my life. Unfortunately my hometown does not have much to offer our youth. We don't have a lot of options for education or jobs. If we were provided more opportunities I believe a lot of our youth would branch out and attend school after graduating high school. Most of our youth work in the coal mines after high school. I hope to see more positive changes in my community. Our community needs to focus more on our youths education. Coming from a small town in West Virginia everyone knows your name. West Virginia is very family and friends oriented, and I love that about my hometown. In my town you are always sure to see a friendly face.
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