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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Dearborn is a town in Michigan with a population of 95,089. Dearborn is in Wayne County. Living in Dearborn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dearborn there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dearborn and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dearborn are above average.
About Dearborn...
Population
95,089

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Dearborn 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
    207.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    247.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,529.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    212.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Dearborn

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,498
National
$55,322
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My wife and I moved from Northville two years ago to the west side of Dearborn and we absolutely love it here! So much of the town is chock full of cultural diversity, is safe (Dearborn has over 200 police officers), affordable, has beautiful architecture, and really friendly & lively people. It seems so much less sleepy than the west side where we came from, and the people are far less pretentious. Lastly, the average age of people here is notably younger than most of metro-Detroit.

Things Dearborn could improve on: really needs more trees/greening of the main strips, and greatly increased events more along the lines of Ferndale/Ann Arbor. Also, while most of the city is nice, there is a trend of wealthy people buying houses and turning them into rentals that they do not take care of enough...the city should come down on this, as we want to keep our neighborhoods beautiful.
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Dearborn has nice parks, a good Catholic Church, and a safe neighborhood. The neighbors are relatively nice, and the property values are pretty fair. I wish the city would offer more resources for activities and neighborhood connection, but that is usually left up to the local Catholic Church, bringing together their parish and the rest of the non-Catholics. I live in close proximity of my extended family, and with Dearborn being a pretty easy place to move around in, I can easily commute to them. The stores around here are pretty ok, but we usually find ourselves at the local party store for some candy, or the Dearborn Italian Bakery for some delicious pizza rolls! All in all, I like Dearborn, though it has a lot of flaws.
I love many things about the city of Dearborn. As a person who grew up and went to school in Dearborn, I have to say that the quality of education you get for a public school is amazing! Staff are very friendly and always determined to help students grow. As for diversity go's, Dearborn has a great Arab-American community made up of Arabs from different parts of the MIddle east. The exccessive mediterranean restraunts and hookah lounges give the city an amazing nightlife. The only thing I would like to see change is the crazy driving.