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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    177
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    98
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138
    525
  • Theft
    825
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    263

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%

    Allegan Reviews

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    It is a small farm town in which everyone knows everyone. A few grocery stores, a handful of places to grab some food and not much to do other than that. Good for raising kids and growing old.
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    Personally, I wouldn't move here. I was born in Michigan and I'm staying here until I'm done with college, and then I'm flying the coop!
    Most things in Allegan are overpriced and a person might as well take the drive to Plainwell to get anything at an economical price. There is one Food Thrift Shop that's worth visiting, as well as Little Shop of Hoarders, which is an antique shop.