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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A
Shepherdstown is a town in West Virginia with a population of 1,605. Shepherdstown is in Jefferson County. Living in Shepherdstown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Shepherdstown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Shepherdstown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shepherdstown are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Shepherdstown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    113.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    227.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    0%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    70%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Shepherdstown

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,219
National
$55,322
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Shepherdstown Reviews

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Shepherdstown is a small college town in West Virginia that prides itself on having a strong community. Whether you are just passing through or planning to stay, this town will make you feel right at home. There are many small shops with items from local farms and artists. One thing I really love about this town is that most of the shops are pet friendly. I have never been to Shepherdstown and not enjoyed my time. My only complaint would be the limited parking available. Since it is such a small town, they tend to be right there when the meter runs out so keep a close eye on your time!
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Shepherdstown is a great place to raise a family. The schools are great. There are several activities throughout the year. My favorite is the boo-fest. The entire town, both adults and kids dress up in their favorite costumes for a night of trick or treat, good food and music. The town feels safe, and as a minority, I must say I feel very welcome. Love, love, love, Shepherdstown!
Shepherdstown is an awesome, friendly town full of history! The buildings and residences are charming. Main street is lined with yummy restaurants and shopping. The town loves a parade...Easter, May Day, 4th of July and Christmas to name a few! They host a garden tour and tea, a dog festival and an annual fundraiser raising funds for breast cancer called, "Identity Crisis". Shepherd University makes for a busy town during the school year and the Summer brings CATF (Contemporary American Film Festival) and more!