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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Inkster is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 24,670. Inkster is in Wayne County. Living in Inkster offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Inkster there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Inkster and residents tend to be liberal.
About Inkster...
Population
24,670

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$44,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Inkster Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    698.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    37
    6.1
  • Rape
    164.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    176.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    994.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,282.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    419.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Inkster

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,379
National
$55,322
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Inkster Reviews

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Inkster could be a wonderful place again if Patrick Wimberly was elected For Inkster Mayor! Our current mayor is not doing the things needed to make our city thrive again. Let all come together and Vote Patrick Wimberly For Inkster Mayor!
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It's not the worst it could be, but it is still a city with a lot of gun crime for its small size and very little potential for growth. Business overall isn't great and a majority of events need to take place in neighboring cities to assure safety, consistency, and quality. The people aren't incredibly friendly for the most part, but simultaneously there is a very strong sense of community.
Inkster would be a great place if the mayor and the people would get off their lazy behind and take the safety concerns of the woman, elderly, and children. Action speaks louder then just talk.

Anytime that you are aware of a situation in the community area and you pretty much in so many words ""Go ^&%$ yourself, "" and you don't take no action then you are just as sorry, foolish and a criminal then the person doing the crime. Inkster can be better if we can people in the city hall that can really work within the title that are given..