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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Allegan County is located in Michigan with a population of 114,145. In Allegan County, most residents own their homes. In Allegan County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Allegan County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Allegan County are above average.
Population
114,145

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Allegan County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,211.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Allegan County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,487
National
$55,322

Allegan County Reviews

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It is a nice community, mostly clean, reasonable coast of living. The parks are really nice. Public service seems responsive. The housing market is always changing.
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I moved here in May of 2017. I absolutely love it here! Small town feel and people genuinely care about each other and are willing to lend a helping hand at a moments notice. Lots of wildlife and a slower pace of life...exactly what I was both need g and wanting.
I like the quaint little town of Allegan. The town is small, but growing. There is the city for some folks to enjoy small town shopping with not too many crowds yet a nice variety of shops. They have a nice area with a landing where they rent canoes in the summer, and they are going to add zip lines across the Kalamazoo River.
The country areas are beautiful with rolling hills, wide open fields, many different lakes and ponds to go fishing. There is a large State Game Area that is well managed to hunt animals, mushrooms, and flowers. There is a certain area within the Allegan State Game that contains the Karner blue butterfly that is extinct and being protected. People can hike some of the trails and see wood duck boxes and other habitats.