Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyB+
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingA
- Health & FitnessB-
- Outdoor ActivitiesC+
Shinnston is a town in West Virginia with a population of 2,601. Shinnston is in Harrison County. Living in Shinnston offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Shinnston and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shinnston are above average.
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A few take pride in their homes, you can live here modestly safe, but most homes are in need of repair like most commercial buildings, buildings in town are falling down, one even collapsed. The population has been slowly falling since the 80s... the elementary’s are great, the middle/high school are decent... to many troubled youth and staff without answers. The town overall like most of WV isn’t progressing, stuck are coal thats dead/dying. If no changes Shinnston may drop to 1,500 residents by 2030.
I like how Shinnston is quiet and there isn't much trouble around the neighborhood. Although, if you're a bigot and you blame everything that happens on immigrants,minorities, and women , then West Virignia is the State for you.
Honestly, I have only lived in Shinnston for nearly a year now. It is very average. Quiet for the most part yet very lived in. I would like to see others helping the environment and bettering the community. I feel safe for the most part and have had a great experience living here thus far.