Renting a unit is also very cheap compared to many other parts of the country. Almost one quarter of the population in West Virginia rents. On average, renters spend around $320 a month. The demand for apartments is higher in cities with college campuses like Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown. Those rents are significantly higher and can range from $300-$850 a month. The apartments are in the form of large houses being split up and multi-level buildings.