West Virginia February 14, 2016
Here Are The 10 Smartest Cities In West Virginia To Live In
Looking for towns full of smart people in West Virginia? There are plenty of them. And while there are many different ways to judge intelligence, some of them have to do with how educated a person is. Findthehome.com has ranked West Virginia’s cities and towns according to what percentage of the people there have at least a bachelor’s degree. Some of these will be no surprise to you.
You can find the complete list
here. Here are West Virginia’s 10 most educated cities:
Ghent in Raleigh County has a population of about 486 and 47.1 percent of them have a bachelor's degree.
Bethany in Brooke County has a total population of about 1,147 and 47.1 percent have their bachelor degrees or a higher degree. This is the same amount as Ghent, but I think because Bethany is home to Bethany College that gives the town a slight advantage.
Morgantown in Monongalia County is home to West Virginia University. It has a total population of 30,133 and 47.8 percent of the people there have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Shepherdstown in Jefferson County is home to Shepherd College. It has a total population of 1,632 and 50.5 percent of the people there have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Lewisburg in Greenbrier County has a total population of 3,917 and 51.6 percent of the town has a bachelor's degree or higher.
5. Cheat Lake
Cheat Lake is a census-designated place in Monongalia County with a population of 9,220. About 52.6 percent of the place has a bachelor's degree or higher.
4. North Hills
North Hills in Wood County has a population of 826. About 53.5 percent of the town has a bachelor's degree or higher.
Thurmond in Fayette County is nearly a ghost town, but apparently the few people that do live there are educated. The town has about 7 people and 4 of them have a bachelor's degree or higher.
2. Harpers Ferry
The historic town of Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County has a population of of 231 people, 60.4 percent of whom have at least a bachelor's degree.
1. Green Bank
Of course Green Bank in Pocahontas County is the most educated place in the state -- its home for the scientists who run the Green Bank Telescope. Plus the other people who live there can't exactly spend all their time staring at cell phones while their brains waste away. Those aren't allowed. The town has a population of 93 and 87.7 percent of them have at least their bachelor's degrees.
What do you think of this list? Were any of these surprising to you?