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Dowagiac
  • Town in Michigan

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grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Dowagiac is a town in Michigan with a population of 5,695. Dowagiac is in Cass County. Living in Dowagiac offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dowagiac and residents tend to lean conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$611
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    505.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    18.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    144.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    54.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    198.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,601.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    513.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

Working in Dowagiac

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,836
National
$64,994

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