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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Dearborn Heights is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 56,089. Dearborn Heights is in Wayne County. Living in Dearborn Heights offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dearborn Heights there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dearborn Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dearborn Heights are above average.
About Dearborn Heights...
Population
56,089

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Dearborn Heights 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
    305.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    343.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,065.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Dearborn Heights

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,405
National
$55,322
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The neighborhood I live in is very quiet and peaceful, hardly any commotion happens. It is clean, oderly, and enjoyable. There's a Dairy Queen just on the left of Burger St., so trips to get ice cream are the best during the summer. One thing I didn't like though is that its too quiet it's spooky! I used to live in a super noisy neighborhood, so when i moved into this one, I thought its haunted!
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I've lived in Dearborn Heights all my life growing up and I think it is a nice place to live and grow up in. The public school district I went to is Crestwood School District and I think it was a great place for me to pursue what I wished. It had dual enrollment to college, AP classes, and choices to go to other high schools for certain programs they had. They had a lot of choices which really helped me decide what I wanted to do with my career and life. The neighbors were always friendly and I knew them well. I had most of the other people in my age group in my school, so I know majority of them and I haven't really had a bad experience with any of them. I think the one downside is Dearborn Heights needs more city services for seniors as population is aging there isn't many services that help them; for example, senior transportation for food and doctor appointments, meals on wheels, senior trips to group activities or shopping center.
I live on the border of Dearborn Heights and love living here. The people here are incredibly kind, and always welcome you with open arms. I also attended school in the Dearborn Heights area, and it was and still is great. Overall, my school and the city has presented me with amazing opportunities and has turned me into the young woman I've always dreamt of becoming. With my school, I do community service in Dearborn Heights and the surrounding areas. People here love to work together to get the job done. I've also never been in a city that does as much volunteer work as the people here in Dearborn Heights do. The one thing I believe can improve here is the nightlife. In my opinion, there aren't a lot of people out having fun at night, but it is improving more and more as the city continues to get built up.