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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Cheboygan is a town in Michigan with a population of 4,726. Cheboygan is in Cheboygan County. Living in Cheboygan offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Cheboygan and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cheboygan are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$537
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Cheboygan Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    170.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    149.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    319.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,324.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Cheboygan

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,373
National
$55,322
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Cheboygan Reviews

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Cheboygan is a small town that struggles to handle change. I have witnessed many instances of homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and racism in the name of being “old fashioned”. As a bisexual woman it is difficult to be comfortable in my own identity with such a mentality in such a small town where everyone knows everyone. The natural beauty of Cheboygan is something everyone can appreciate though. I’m majoring in environmental sciences so help preserve the natural wonders of the Great Lakes I was so lucky to grow up around.
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I moved to Cheboygan 20 years ago. All the comments before really are for any small town. One incident does not make a life. This town has tremendous potential and if some of the people in charge would step down, it could go far. It's in a great location to live in, whereas many of the touristy towns have priced out families to live there. The town is in an apt place to go to the beach, cruise down the river, hop over to an island, take a walk downtown, head over to a ski hill, drive your snowmobile anywhere, cruise with skiis or snowshoes, walk through a forest, or anything of that ilk. It is very affordable, if you are willing to work or are retired. It would be nice to have a few more things to do in town, but that is coming and hopefully some people will not stand in the way of future things to come. It's coming along, slowly, but it does have a lot of promise.
Cheboygan is a beautiful area with activities for all seasons. It is far enough from the typical tourist towns that it is not overly busy, but close enough to visit them if desired. It is surrounded by various Great and Inland lakes, 40 minutes from 3 ski hills, and has a perfect sized down town where people can shop, eat, and take a walk along the river.