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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Alger County is located in Michigan with a population of 9,254. In Alger County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Alger County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Alger County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$611
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Alger County 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    89.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,568.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Alger County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,647
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Alger County

Alger County Reviews

1 review
Alger county is a beautiful place to live and to also visit. It is mostly known for its pictured rock lake shore running along Lake Superior. It is a fun and adventurous atmosphere in the summer time with plenty of places to hike. You can visit naturally occurring waterfalls, and also see beautiful rock formations caused by the largest great lake. Another great thing about Alger county is that the crime level is very low, and it is a pretty safe place to live and raise a family. The schools in this county are very small, giving people a chance to get a personal education from the teachers. It is a great place to live or visit.
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