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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A
Marquette County is located in Michigan with a population of 67,145. Marquette County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. In Marquette County, most residents own their homes. In Marquette County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Marquette County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Marquette County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Marquette 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
    128.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    100.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    978.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Marquette County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,491
National
$55,322

Marquette County Reviews

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The friendliness of the community and kindness is overwhelming! We are surrounded by amazing views, creative artists and kind souls. Living in this community fees like you are constantly surrounded by family
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Friendly and generous neighbors and community. Very family oriented with many activities available to create long-lasting friendships!
Coming to Marquette was a great way to get adjusted to a bigger area with more happenings, and a diverse group of people before possibly moving to a larger city when I am finished with school. Being perfectly fixed on the lake in the U.P., there is an opportunity to get away to the beach in the summer, without having to travel for more than ten minutes. There is also an incredible network of biking/hiking trails for those who enjoy the outdoors. The tourist aspects that are quite attractive, but frankly, the people in Marquette are something to talk about as well. Coming to this city is like coming home. Everyone is kind, and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. It isn't uncommon to find yourself with new friends after bumping into a stranger in the grocery store, on the street, etc. I would highly recommend this area for anyone, whether it be a single individual, or a family.