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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Isabella County is located in Michigan with a population of 70,572. In Isabella County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Isabella County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Isabella County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$723
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Isabella 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
    136.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    82.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,140.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Isabella County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,771
National
$55,322

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