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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
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$41,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

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
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,476
    283
  • Murder
    45
    6
  • Rape
    79
    41
  • Robbery
    439
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,312
    500
  • Theft
    2,081
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,330
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,249
National
$55,322
Children
21%
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
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

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Detroit Reviews

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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.
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Chances are if you aren't from the area (well, even if you are) you've heard less than welcoming commentary about Detroit. I'm here to inform you Detroit is making a comeback (hipsters collect)! The streets of Midtown are busier than they've been in decades. One of my favorite parts about Detroit is their lack of signs and abundance of paintings (AKA Graffiti) decorating the city with character. The city is beating bankruptcy and therefore doesn't carry the arrogant hustle and bustle of most cities. Detroit is humble, kind, and perseverant.
Detroit was once a beautiful city and is slowly making a come back. Detroit has very unique and rich architecture throughout the city. Some of the older Detroit streets are still paved with bricks which where made by hand in Flint, MI. Detroit is a beautiful place to live if you are a young adult who hasn't started and family nor has any plans to start one while living here. Detroit has been plagued with violence for the last 80 or so years. Detroit is a tough city to live in. I love Detroit because without it I wouldn't be the person that I am today. Detroit has some of the most unique entrepreneurs around! I am a product of Detroit. I am just one of the many roses growing through it's concreted cracks. I am Detroit!