Bethlehem

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    41
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82
    575
  • Theft
    449
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,206
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%

    Reviews

    6 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    The cost of living rose with the natural gas industry bringing in out of town workers. Likewise the decency of the people declined. There has been overwhelming amounts of disrespect and ignorance growing in this valley. Either from those out of town who give no regard to once decent moral standings or from those who are from here who are tired of dealing with them. It becomes a bit outrageous when you no longer feel safe taking your daily walks down the main stretch of the town. I have no desire to reside within city limits. If I do stay in the area it will be only to be close to my family as they grow older and I will likely have a PO box in the country side where the filth no longer reaches. If it would return to its previous ''small town'' atmosphere before the invasion then I would find it a fitting, positive place to live.
    • Niche User
    • June 13 2014
    This area has come to lay in a major trafficking interstate for drugs according to the local drug task force. Our area has come into contact with a new source of revenue as well as the natural gas industry has encroached over the last several years. Our crime rate seems to have worsened as well as the drug abuse. All around alcohol abuse has always been a problem especially with the youths. In my direct location however it is fairly nice and people seem to take to the streets for walking, jogging and biking the first sign of a warm day. I can say the majority of the people either vary to the end of the unhealthy and over weight or exact opposite. A fair medium is poor to find.
    • Niche User
    • June 13 2014
    Food and drink is alright. Quality is worse than quantity. There are many options all of which either have a bar or serve the same type of food. Straying from the norm is a risk. We'd rather stay in and cook anymore!
    • Niche User
    • June 13 2014