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Independence Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 36,242. Independence Charter Township is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Independence Charter Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Independence Charter Township tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Independence Charter Township are highly rated.
About Independence Charter Township...
Population
36,242

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Independence Charter 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    100.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    395.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Independence Charter Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,403
National
$55,322
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I grew up here! The area is beautiful. Still lots of shopping, but not too much development. Great schools. The only complaint would be that there is a bit of an ego associated with living here. Many residence are of upper middle class.
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In Clarkston, Michigan we have a large mixture of both large corporate stores and mom and pop stores. I tend to prefer the small mom and pop stores because I would rather have my money go to a small family business who cares about their customers rather than the large business that I mean nothing to. Often I go to Kroger and feel like I am nothing but a number and a bill to their employees. When I go into a smaller store like my local Neiman's family market, I am often greeted cheerfully and feel as if I am a person. I feel that I will always prefer a small business over a larger business!
The school district I, along with my siblings, attend is fantastic. I feel the educators are all very committed to their jobs, and it is reflected back on them by our above-average test scores. This town also experiences very minimal crime. I've found it very easy to make friends and feel like I'm an active part of the community. I sometimes get the urge to move to a big city with so much hustle and bustle, but the more I think about it, I've decided that my little suburban town suits me just fine.