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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Charlevoix County is located in Michigan with a population of 26,160. Charlevoix County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. In Charlevoix County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Charlevoix County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Charlevoix County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Charlevoix 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    162.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    116.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,441.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Charlevoix County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,567
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Charlevoix County

Charlevoix County Reviews

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Charlevoix is an absolutely wonderful place, filled with beautiful scenery. Lakes and beaches are all around, as is the feeling of community.
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Charlevoix is a small town yet has a very lively tourist season. There are plenty of shops in the downtown area as well as more quiet places to visit. Charlevoix provides a lot of beauty to explore and fun things to do.