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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Glenville is a town in West Virginia with a population of 1,692. Glenville is in Gilmer County. Living in Glenville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Glenville and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$563
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Glenville 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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Glenville

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$22,969
National
$55,322
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Glenville Reviews

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Glenville is a quite little town of about 2,000 people where everyone is pretty friendly towards everyone generally. The town is dominated by Glenville State College, a very affordable four year liberal arts school that was built around making teachers. The college brings in about 1-2,000 students every year which certainly makes the towns economy to pick up. Despite this, there is not a wide variety of jobs and mostly consists of retail, public service jobs, and the college.
Glenville is basically owned by just one man, Ike Morris, and is also a major contributor to keeping poor Glenville on the map. There is roughly about 5-6 restaurants in town, the nearest major shopping center is almost an hour away, and the nearest mall is over an hour away. LGBT+ couples will definitely feel like they are being stared at, and this is NOT a welcoming place for LGBT+ individuals. Glenville is a good place to come to retire, not a place to come and start your life.
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Although Glenville may be a small town nestled deep within the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, it is a charming settlement that can make the farthest traveler feel as if they are at home. Glenville's population may be small as well, but it is a close-knit community that is willing to lend a hand to those in need. In addition to this, the college located here, for 148 years, has brought life and vigor. College students and staff work closely with the local residents to ensure that the town is beautiful as well as full of fun activities to do and places to visit. If you are interested in settling in a small town that will bring no harm to you, Glenville may just be the place for you.
Glenville is a dying town, while I loved my time here I fear it will not last the next 20 years. My love for my under graduate town will never fade, but something has to change. Family life is great, but there is no night life and very few dine out options. While rent is cheap there are few career opportunities and one is required to drive at least 45 minutes to the nearest town. Glenville State College is the biggest feature in Glenville, but when summer breaks arrives the town dies. On Average Glenville is at least 15 years behind, but during the summer months time travels even slower. Again I loved living in Glenville and love the experience I've had, but I am ready to leave.