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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Leelanau County is located in Michigan with a population of 21,564. Leelanau County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. In Leelanau County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Leelanau County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Leelanau County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Leelanau 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Leelanau County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,646
National
$55,322

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