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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Allen Park is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 27,353. Allen Park is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Allen Park offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Allen Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Allen Park and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Allen Park are above average.
About Allen Park...
Population
27,353

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
    173.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    170.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,521.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Allen Park

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,094
National
$55,322

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Allen Park Reviews

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Wonderful every time! Great steak, great salmon, friendly staff (hey Nate!) Nate is the best server on site. He is attentive. Kind. Caring and he knows the menu very well. This establishment has truly been a go to for the last 1.5years of me working in the area. It is in a strip mall in Allen park surrounded by a meijer,
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I've lived her for about 10 years now and the people and community is so nice and friendly for the most part. The parks are very nice and very well kept up most of the time and it is a nice place to live. Although, from being in high school I have realized how un-excepting a lot people are of minorities and often times racist to them. A survey we did for my psychology class showed that minorities were often scared to come to school due to poor treatment and racism. I would love to see this change. At my school as of right now we only have a 15% minority rate. In addition, we have no African American or hispanic teachers. I believe that exposer to minorities is the best way for people to become more excepting. Overall, I believe that Allen Park is an amazing city but it just needs to become more diverse and the community as a whole needs to be more excepting of minorities.
Allen park is a beautiful suburban city in Wayne County, Michigan. With a population of 27,353 it’s one of the best cities in the metro Detroit area. I’ve been living in this city for over a couple months now and I’ve fallen in love with the safe atmosphere and the caring community. Amazing School district with excellent teachers/staff, cool cafes to chill and hang with friends and family as well as other fun places to go. Honestly Allen park is an amazing family friendly city.