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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Detroit is a city in Michigan with a population of 679,865. Detroit is in Wayne County. Living in Detroit offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Detroit there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Detroit and residents tend to be liberal.
About Detroit...
Population
679,865

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$42,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Detroit Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    1,519.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    39.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    103.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    393.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,231.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,093.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,215.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Detroit

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,838
National
$55,322
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Detroit is a place filled with history at every corner. As a resident or a visitor of Detroit your must take a trip downtown. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), the Historical Museum, the Science Center, and the African American Museum. The Detroit Library is another location you should visit and make sure you go to the top floor to marvel and the intricate architecture and artwork of the building. And be sure to look out across Woodward and you can see the DIA!
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I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. There is a love/hate relationship that I have between my city because of the crime that is currently going on in Detroit. Other than that, it is the best city in the world! There are many sports teams to see, multiple attractions to visit, and downtown is a wonderful place to site see and look at the pretty detroit river with a view of Canada across the water. Many people outside of Detroit dislike the city because they hear stories about the crime that goes on but in actuality it isnt that bad. There are pros and cons to every major city out there but Detroit is great. It is also known as the Motor City! Home to great sports and even better music!
I have lived in Detroit all my life, and although there are challenges in the city, the people will continue to make Detroit a better place to live. There are many exciting changes taking place in downtown Detroit and the Midtown area, but the neighborhoods are getting left behind in all the development and change taking place downtown. The neighborhoods can't continue to be neglected because the city will not thrive without the unique neighborhoods and people who make Detroit great! I only have fond memories of Detroit. I love visiting Belle Isle, which just happens to be one of my favorite places to visit in Detroit. Michigan is surrounded by lakes, and just getting outdoors and enjoying and appreciating nature in Detroit can provide hours of activities. Detroit has had it's share of ups and downs, but Detroit is looking toward the future and not the past. It will be the future, our strength as a city, and the hard work of the people of, that will define Detroit's future.