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Morgantown
  • Town in West Virginia

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

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Morgantown is a town in West Virginia with a population of 30,712. Morgantown is in Monongalia County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Morgantown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Morgantown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in Morgantown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Morgantown are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$851
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Morgantown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    169.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    16
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    227
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,224.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    40%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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