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Berkley
  • Suburb of Detroit, MI

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

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Berkley is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 15,352. Berkley is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Berkley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Berkley there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Berkley and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Berkley are highly rated.

About

About Berkley...
Population
15,352

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,128
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    26
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    6.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    6.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    298.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Berkley

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,038
National
$64,994

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