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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$699
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Morgantown 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    149
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    490
    1
  • Theft
    1,559
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,090
National
$53,889
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Morgantown Reviews

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Morgantown is a great place to be in the summer! From swimming, hiking, biking, there is a lot to do outdoors. If you love to hike and bird watch, the arboretum is the place to be. It's great in the hotter months because it has so much shade. There are hiking trails at Cooper's Rock as well as Chestnut Ridge. The botanical garden is great place to view wetlands. There are two pools in Morgantown, Krepps and Marilla. Marilla has two waterslides. There are also several rail trails, Decker's Creek, as well as the Mon River trail. Morgantown is a great place to raise children. There are lots of playgrounds, and one of my favorites is Tugboat Depot! The only thing I would change about Morgantown is the traffic. I'm glad the University encourages growth, but traffic patterns must adapt accordingly.
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Morgantown, West Virginia, is a beautiful place among the hills. This is a college town so the population fluctuates around the university schedule, but there are perks to either-side of the fluctuation. In the summer months, this WV town really shows its' beauty with colors of all sorts, and a peaceful atmosphere with population being decreased by 50%. The fall is this town's claim to fame with all of the school spirit gathered around the Mountaineer stadium. Come check out this town to get a true piece of West Virginia culture, all while meeting some great people; Lord knows there are plenty here.
Overall, Morgantown is a nice place to live with a low cost of living. It's expanding which means more job opportunities. I would like more choices for healthy, affordable food though. We need a Trader Joe's here or something similar!