Alum Creek

5 reviews
  1. Town in West Virginia
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,880
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%

    Reviews

    5 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      0
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    In my opinion, my community is alright. Others don't see eye to eye with me, but each person is entitled to their own opinion. Pretty much everyone is accepted and if they aren't, others keep their mouth shut. There are a lot of back roads that people live out, because I do live in such a spread out area. Lincoln county does not have a single red light in the county, nor is there very much to do except watch high school sports. But it's what everyone loves to do.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 14 2016
    Many people live in run down trailer parks or very nice expensive houses. There isn't a middle ground four housing and that is very unfortunate because it closes off my community to more diversity within social and economic status.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 14 2016
    There isn't a lot of crime in my small town, people do pills but they don't cause a problem. The police do everything they can and always respond very quickly to calls.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 14 2016