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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Eaton Rapids is a town in Michigan with a population of 5,191. Eaton Rapids is in Eaton County. Living in Eaton Rapids offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Eaton Rapids and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Eaton Rapids...
Population
5,191

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    267.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    133.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    382.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,147.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Eaton Rapids

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,891
National
$55,322
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Eaton Rapids Reviews

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Very connected community, everyone knows everyone, a lot of people willing to help out. I have been in ER for 5-6 years and it is a ton better from where I used to live. It is a very small town with good schools all within a short distance of each other, many great shops and opportunities.
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I have lived in Eaton Rapids my whole life. It's a small town. Down town is an island, it's awesome. Also, Eaton Rapids is the only Eaton Rapids on the planet. The parades during Holidays and Homecoming are amazing, and very creative.
I like the hometown feel of Eaton Rapids. There is a sense of community and camaraderie in this little town. Eaton Rapids residents are always willing to lend a helping hand to their neighbors.
Changes I'd like to see are growth of entertainment venues. Eaton Rapids is a bit boring. There is no nightlife to speak of. The same bars in the town have been around for years. Eaton Rapids could use a Taco Bell!!