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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Allegan is a town in Michigan with a population of 5,027. Allegan is in Allegan County. Living in Allegan offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Allegan and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Allegan...
Population
5,027

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$786
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    59
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,514.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Allegan

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,439
National
$55,322
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Allegan Reviews

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There is so much more going on in this town than you would even imagine. There are 10-12 events at the waterfront throughout the year. There is an Octoberfest, 4th of July Fireworks and a New Years Eve ball drop. There a great restaurants, bars, a cinema! ($4.00 for a movie) and beautiful outdoor areas to explore in the Allegan State Game Area. Allegan continues to surprise my wife and I after living here for 2 short years!
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Allegan is a small town drenched in history, dating back to pre-civil war era. There are large areas of historical homes that were built by civil war soldiers retuning after the capture of The southern President, Jefferson Davis. The residents are mostly friendly and usually carry a smile. Most of the historical homes are well preserved and restored. The city has a reknowned fair every year, in fact, they were the first fair to offer electricity in the state. Allegan provides a great history and old town charm with friendly people and a quaint atmosphere.
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.