Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Bad Axe is a town in Michigan with a population of 2,980. Bad Axe is in Huron County. Living in Bad Axe offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bad Axe and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bad Axe are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$611
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Bad Axe
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Bad Axe Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and 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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    170.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,488.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Bad Axe

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,012
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Bad Axe

Places like Bad Axe
More

Bad Axe Reviews

22 reviews
All Categories
Bad Axe is a very nice quiet little town. This town is your average little town in the middle of nowhere. That being said business is booming in Bad Axe there are a ton of trucking companies and many agricultural opportunities to participate in. The schools around the bad axe area are very good and provide unique education opportunities with the FFA and other agricultural opportunites in our area.
Start Your Review of Bad Axe
Rate It!
Bad Axe, Michigan is located in Huron County. Unlike most of the towns you'd see in the county, it's not solely covered in farms and cornfields. It's the county seat of Huron County, and has plenty of restaurants and fast food chains that you can eat at. It's a good place to live as well, with a good amount of housing opportunities. The Bad Axe public schools are also good, with good academic programs.
I moved to Bad Axe when I was 7 years old, and I have loved it since then. Although it is quite small and there are not many things to do, I still enjoy and cherish Bad Axe. I've made friends, played sports, and overall had a lot of fun growing up here.