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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Imlay City is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,583. Imlay City is in Lapeer County. Living in Imlay City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Imlay City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Imlay City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Imlay City Rankings

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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
    139.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    335.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    251.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    950.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Imlay City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,632
National
$55,322
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Imlay City Reviews

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I absolutely adore our growing town of Imlay City, Michigan because of its friendly neighbors walking daily with pets, convenient shops, and eclectic mix of eateries. Imlay City is just small enough for people to know your name, yet large enough to not run into people you know everywhere you go. Imlay City currently in a growth pattern, homes are being built and companies are expanding! Our town is located on Michigan highway 53 and on the North side of Interstate 69, it is easy to commute any direction with these thoroughfares.
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The small town of Imlay City is the place that I grew up in. You may hear some people say it sucks growing up in a small town, but really it's been the best time of my life. The community comes together as a family, supports every single sports team from football to smaller sports like tennis, and helps others in a time of need. The schools are absolutely amazing. Every single teacher I have had has always cared about each and everyone of their students. I have gotten the greatest education and I am so happy I got to grow up in the small town of Imlay City.
Love this little community!! The School administration really cares about the kids and their education. They always include the parents and welcome parents feedback, worries and opinions.