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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Nitro is a town in West Virginia with a population of 6,201. Nitro is in Kanawha County. Living in Nitro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Nitro and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Nitro are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Nitro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    338
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    384.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,349.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    245.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Nitro

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,539
National
$55,322
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Nitro Reviews

11 reviews
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I love this community overall.This small town community is a great,close nettled community.Here, everyone is family.It has a pool that's great in the summertime,as well as a park and public lake.Also,it has some of the best thrift-stores in the area!
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Have veteran memorial. Easy access to everything I live living in mitro it’s very quiet and friendly town. We have a lake for fishing, parties and weddings. We also have boom town every year which have old music and old car shows. I would recommend anyone to visit if you can or even consider moving to our town. It is small not over crowded and everyone is friendly. We have good schools and our law enforcement is very good. We do lots of fundraising for the schools and it has lots of good places to eat. We also have a lot of nice churches to attend and great fishing spots. I enjoy living there I have lived in nitro for about 6 years and it is a great town.
I’m proud to say that Nitro, West Virginia is my hometown. I’d love to see people like myself putting back what we can into the community. That’s why I’m going back to school to focus on my education, so in the future I can give back to my community.