7 reviews
  1. Town in Michigan
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  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

Niche ranks over 1,500 towns based on more than 50 statistics and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69
    273
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    177
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294
    525
  • Theft
    1,668
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Alpena Reviews

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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.
We have a great police department. Hard working officers.
Small community, cancer center, live and work here