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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Paden City is a town in West Virginia with a population of 2,853. Paden City is in Wetzel County. Living in Paden City offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Paden City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Paden City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Paden City 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Paden City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,933
National
$55,322
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Paden City Reviews

1 review
I love the small town. The only thing that I think is bad is their is nothing for the kids to do especially teenagers.
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