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
$92,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$645
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Huntington 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
    447
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    258
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    3,084
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    237
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,834
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    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, West Virginia is a small town that is severely affected by the opioid epidemic. Huntington has averaged to 5.3 overdoses per day as of 2017. It has become a common occurrence for an EMT to revive an abuser with Narcan more than once a day.
The epidemic started out by blue-collar workers getting hurt on the job and have to take narcotic pain medication. The worker gets addicted to said narcotic and runs out of prescriptions. So the user goes to the next best thing to get their fix; heroin. 70% of Huntington's heroin users became addicted to heroin because they couldn't obtain the pain medication. Why get oxycodone for $100.00 when you can get heroin for $12.00?
Because of the heroin in Huntington, crime has gone up. Crimes have increased to the point where West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice, has called the Nation Guard to come in Huntington to patrol the town.
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.