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Harper Woods
  • Suburb of Detroit, MI

Report Card

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

editorial

Harper Woods is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 15,296. Harper Woods is in Wayne County. Living in Harper Woods offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Harper Woods and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Harper Woods are highly rated.

About

About Harper Woods...
Population
15,296

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,296
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Harper Woods Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    476.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    39.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    39.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    79.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    344.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,344.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,053
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

Working in Harper Woods

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,030
National
$75,149

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