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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Allen Park is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 27,406. 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
27,406

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Allen Park 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
    99.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    184.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,906.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    221.7
    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
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Allen Park

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,134
National
$55,322

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Allen Park Reviews

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In my experience with Allen Park I have received a large amount of racism. Allen Park needs to work on welcoming other cultures into the neighborhood. I am an African American woman with a Mexican husband and we get stares and side eyes very often. The area itself is nice and the houses are average but some of the residents aren't ready for a change in diversity. If the people of Allen Park weren't so biased it would be a great community, because the schools are ranked pretty high and there are some areas one could possibly raise a family but until the city becomes one it will be rated poor as far as behavior towards others go.
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Allen Park is above average within the downriver community, but compared to other places I have lived in the country it leaves me wanting. The schools are recently updated, but are offering a slightly above average level of education as demonstrated in their state test scoring. The infrastructure of the city is crumbling, although attempts are being made to improve the superficial aspects of the city.
Allen Park, overall, is a nice place to live. I mostly appreciate the safety and the central location: it is very easy to get to many major highways, downtown Detroit, the airport, etc. Most people are friendly and take care of their homes. It is definitely lacking in businesses and attractions. Most restaurants are very average quality. There is not much to see or do. We go downtown or to Ferndale, Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, etc. when we want to enjoy a night out.