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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Genesee County is located in Michigan with a population of 413,090. Living in Genesee County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Genesee County there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Genesee County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Genesee County are above average.
Population
413,090

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Genesee County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    506
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    108
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    652
    500
  • Theft
    1,331
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,246
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Genesee County Reviews

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I personally have loved living in Genesee County. I went to Genesee High School and had a graduating class of 50 students. I really enjoyed that because you knew everybody around the school. It was also easy to build a relationship with the staff, because most of the faculty seems to really care about the wellbeing of the students. Genesee County has a fair amount of job opportunities and what we lack, is able to be found in other bordering counties. I have a 40 minute commute to work in Saginaw County, which I do not find to be too bad of a drive.
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My atmosphere is okay, I feel more safe by moving into this area than in the area I was in before. The ability to associate with neighbors and kids in the neighborhood is a good feeling. Back where I used to be it wasn't like that at all. Everybody just stayed to their selves but, don't get me wrong we did have our few neighbors that we held conversation with but, now its better. If I could do it all over again yes, I would most definitely choose here to be. We've been here for two years and I love it! In the future I see the area staying the same.
I have been in Genesee County since the age of 6. I attended public school and one of the local colleges. I would like to see Genesee County grow. Compared to some of the places I've visited, there isn't nearly as much to do.