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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  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 677,155. 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
677,155

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$45,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$798
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    1,477.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    38.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    147.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    344
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,108.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,235
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    961.5
    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
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    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
$29,481
National
$55,322
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Hello. Many can say that Detroit is a city that is full of homeless people. I’ve heard things saying that Detroit is for the ghetto. This city surprisingly has a lot to offer, definitely not the best city. But for sure not the worst! I do think that this city can be improved on many parts and aspects, maybe some of the buildings, houses and architectural areas can be fixed and renovated. There are a lot of old buildings in Detroit and many abandoned ones too. It is true that Detroit has many homeless people, which is actually sad really. I feel like with more money in this city and resources, that Detroit can really turn around and look like a more pleasant place to live! I’ve always loved Detroit! It’s my home, where I grew up! And I will always continue to love it.
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I've lived in Detroit my entire life and I must say it has it's up and downs. I was born and raised mostly on the eastside. There are really nice areas throughout the city but realistically there are several areas that are rough. If you are not from Detroit I would recommend hanging downtown. Nightlife downtown is beautiful. In the summer enjoy walking along the river. In the winter bundle up and go ice skating in Campus Martius. Downtown Detroit offers many exquisite places to eat. Enjoy a concert at the Fox Theater and host of other venues you can't go wrong. We have three casinos to choose from, and if you like to shop make Woodward Ave your one stop shop. Detroit is great! Cities nearby like Royal Oak, Ferndale, Troy and Grosse Pointe are awesome as well.
Detroit ten years ago and now look very different! It has improved and life in Detroit is starting to feel welcoming, refreshing, and like home all at once. Many renovations on the road and small business are increasing which is always good to see. There is plenty to see such as a ball game at Comerica Park, concerts at the Little Ceasars Arena, and amazing art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. I couldn't ask for a better city to live in!