C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$42,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$747
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Detroit Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,124
    0
  • Murder
    44
    0
  • Rape
    79
    41
  • Robbery
    513
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,162
    1
  • Theft
    2,157
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    775
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,764
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Detroit Reviews

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Detroit is a very beautiful city. From the many museums, restaurants, parks, and wonderful organizations that exist in my city. Growing up in Detroit has never been boring. There's always something fun to do. The restaurants have many cultural foods which are amazing. This year, the Women's March Convention is being held in Detroit, which was chosen because of the many great resources that exist here. The people who live in Detroit are so nice, and feel like family instantly. However, I simply wish that Downtown Detroit wasn't the only part of the City that is constantly being renovated and cherished. There are so many more parts of Detroit that people need to learn about!
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I love downtown Detroit! There are plenty fun-filled, exciting, family friendly activities available year round for all ages. From the calm/relaxing river walk, exhilarating sporting events and festivals to the delicious restaurants, live concerts, thrilling nightclubs and casinos; I can guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy. If a good time is what is being sought after, Detroit is the perfect place to reside/visit.
Detroit, Michigan has completely revamped its image. The city has always been full of history and culture. It has always been the topic of people's conversation, from the Fords to Motown. Now the city has a more vibrant, modern and lively spin about it. Now conversations consist of Ford Field, Comerica Park and other renovations that taking place around the city. There is always something to do in the city, it has become the new tourist town. Everywhere you go, someone has a camera strapped to them taking pictures of the beautiful structures of our buildings old and new. There are so many different places to grab a bite to eat. For example, one can take stroll along Greek town and indulged on tender lamb chops. Ride a bike along the river front, or stand by and watch an actual movie being filmed. Detroit is an awesome city! It has become more about community and the diversity is like a big melting pot of culture. Need I say more.