B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$776
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Allegan Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    177
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    98
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138
    1
  • Theft
    825
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,010
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Allegan Reviews

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The schools are good. The area has only select places of employment although it is surrounded by other cities not too far away that have an excellent employment status.
Safety is better than larger cities, although crime does happen.
Diversity could be better. Races seem to be separated into certain neighborhoods.
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Allegan is just about the greatest place for a kid to grow up in. I may be a little biased since its the only place I've ever lived, but the love I have for it is immense. The town has so much character and beauty, I'm almost positive there is more lake than land, and more trees than concrete. It is the greatest place for anyone to say there from.
I haved lived in Allegan my whole life. Some things I like about Allegan are the Boardwalk and the bridge (especially when it lights up). There have been some additions to the Boardwalk and soon the library, which is one of my favorite places downtown. It's a nice little place overall.