Average Rent In West Virginia For December 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2020-12-07
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What is the average rent in West Virginia?

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in West Virginia for December 2020 is $975. With an averge apartment size of 1,232 sqft, the average price per square foot in West Virginia is $0.791.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, West Virginia rent costs -40.9% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how West Virginia ranks.

Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:

Worst Places To Live In West Virginia

How Does West Virginia Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticWVUSA% Difference
Average Rent $975$1,650 -40.9%
Average $/sqft $0.791$1.135 -30.3%
M-o-M Change $-25$0 -inf%
Y-o-Y Change $25$5 400.0%
M-o-M % Change -2.5%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 2.6%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In West Virginia


As you would expect, the median price for rent in West Virginia increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in West Virginia clocking in at $850, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,400 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $780 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $350/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on West Virginia check out:

Month Over Month West Virginia Rent Statistics

M-o-M Increase
M-o-M Increase

West Virginia has experienced a $-25 change in rent over the past month going from $1,000 to $975. That change comes out to -2.5%.

For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.

Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for West Virginia:

Year Over Year West Virginia Rent Statistics

Y-o-Y Increase
Y-o-Y Increase

Over the past year, the average rent in West Virginia changed $25 from $950 to $975. A change of $25 means that rents changed 2.6% in a year.

That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.

Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for West Virginia:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In West Virginia

Bridgeport, WV

Population: 8,382
Median Rent: $1,044
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Martinsburg, WV
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Population: 17,451
Median Rent: $1,004
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Charles Town, WV

Population: 5,766
Median Rent: $1,001
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Nitro, WV

Population: 6,534
Median Rent: $835
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Morgantown, WV
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Population: 30,099
Median Rent: $833
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Hurricane, WV

Population: 6,450
Median Rent: $813
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Population: 7,571
Median Rent: $804
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St. Albans, WV

Population: 10,600
Median Rent: $767
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Fairmont, WV

Population: 18,575
Median Rent: $757
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Charleston, WV

Population: 49,384
Median Rent: $750
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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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