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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$75,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$549
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Alpena 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
    69
    0
  • Murder
    10
    0
  • Rape
    177
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294
    1
  • Theft
    1,668
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,087
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Alpena Reviews

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Alpena is a good place to live in. Its a small town but has a lot going on. I grew up in Alpena, and had a pretty decent life here. The cost of living is pretty low, it seems most people here are middle-upper class, however we do have a lot of lower class citizens as well.
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This is a small port city on the sunrise side of Michigan. What it lacks in commerce it makes up for in local beauty. The bay holds over 200 shipwrecks and is the largest fresh water sanctuary in the country.
Fundamental Christian conservatives run amok and the town is thriving with them. Some otherwise nice locals and always willing to help out, however down your throat it may be.