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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$704
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Star 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    263
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    105
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105
    525
  • Theft
    368
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,833
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Star City is a really lovely place to live. It's very quiet and easy to get around. The neighborhood is safe and the people are pleasant. The changes I'd like to see made would be fixing the roads as well as fixing sidewalks and adding sidewalks.
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There is so much variety here in Morgantown, WV. There is something for everyone.
Wide variety of everything. There is something for everyone.