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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Garfield Township is located in Michigan with a population of 2,496. Garfield Township is in Newaygo County. Living in Garfield Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Garfield Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Garfield Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Garfield Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Garfield Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,588
National
$55,322
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