B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$610
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

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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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,873
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Some people may have a bad view of Huntington WV but I choose to seen the good. This is the home of Marshall University. My family all graduated here, and with that I say with pride. The plan crash made a never ending bond between the past and future students and residents in Huntington WV. We are there for each other, and support local businesses. The news only tells about the drugs and crime that happens really in all cities somewhere. But I will forever view Huntington as my home. We ARE MARSHALL!
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Huntington, WV has changed drastically in the last few years. The heroin epidemic has been spiraling out of control, and as a resident, it is painful to witness. Being a central area for substance use disorders, one can find dirty needles to a person overdosing in the streets of Huntington. On one occasion, I caught a man breaking into my neighbor's car at night. Aside from it all, I believe that Marshall University and our outstanding medical facilities bring positivity to this town. Huntington knows how to make you feel at home with The Herd football games in the fall in Saturdays and festivities that occur all year round. Ever city comes with it's own problems, however, if the citizens of Huntington who are affected by this drug crisis, then Huntington will be truly an amazing town.
Huntington is a great mid size town, lots of different things to do lots of new constructions whether its shopping or restaurants or entertainment something always seems to be in the works. Marshall is definitely one of the heartbeats of the town, and it gives Huntington a boost of 12 more thousand people during the year. Huntington also may be the most diverse and inclusive city in the state, Huntington is very welcome to all. The city does have its struggles from being in the Appalachian area but they seem to handle it better than many other areas I've seen. Overall Huntington is the only West Virginian city I believe to be on the up and up, and would recommend living there to anyone.