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Berkley is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 15,269. 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 Berkley...
Population
15,269

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Berkley 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
    32.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    45.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    494.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Berkley

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,772
National
$55,322
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Berkley Reviews

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Berkley is a very tight-nit community. Very walkable and lots of good places to visit. Downtown area is beautiful, and the school system is very diverse!
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Berkley is an amazing place to grow up. I live in nearby Southfield but have been attending Berkley Schools since kindergarten due to the school of choice opportunity. I couldn't imagine feeling such a strong sense of community anywhere else!
My experience in Berkley Michigan was a safe and peaceful community. I never had to deal with any crimes, my neighbors were extremely nice and I always felt like I was part of a community. On top of that, there was always something to do in Berkley, which allowed me to get out of the house and learn more about people and my surrounding environment.