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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    369.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    184.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    647
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shinnston

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,985
National
$55,322
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Shinnston Reviews

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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.
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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.