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Ferndale
  • Suburb of Detroit, MI

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

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Ferndale is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 20,139. Ferndale is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Ferndale offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ferndale there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ferndale and residents tend to lean conservative.

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About Ferndale...
Population
20,139

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,400
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    204.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    39.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    164.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,137.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    32%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Ferndale

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,100
National
$64,994

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