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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Martinsburg is a town in West Virginia with a population of 17,451. Martinsburg is in Berkeley County. Living in Martinsburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Martinsburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Martinsburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Martinsburg 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
    287.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    523.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,884.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Martinsburg

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,450
National
$55,322
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Martinsburg Reviews

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Martinsburg is a great city to live in. Although down town may not be the best place, the suburbs are very safe and friendly. The houses are not too expensive, and their are many great food options near by. Martinsburg is also growing very quickly, and new businesses are popping up everyday. I have lived here for 15 years and highly recommend it!
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This small city is a great place to live. It has affordable housing and the people are nice. The downtown has great old buildings and is on the upswing with new restaurants and retail. People are restoring old homes here, the place is undergoing a renaissance!
I have found the down town merchants to be super friendly and feel that they are working very hard to revitalize the area. Many of the historical buildings are truly stunning but sadly in need of renovation.There is a lack of decent retail choices with out having to travel to Maryland or Virginia, unless you only like shopping at Walmart, Kohl's or Target. Housing is affordable and overall living here is quiet. There needs to be more activities to do in the evening for all age groups. If your not from here, it takes a long time to be accepted. Don't talk religion or politics until you know your audience. The roads are awful and flood terribly but the traffic is minimal when compared to the metropolitan areas of Maryland and Virginia.