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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Jenison is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 17,431. Jenison is in Ottawa County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Jenison offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jenison there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Jenison and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jenison are highly rated.

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About Jenison...
Population
17,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$917
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Jenison

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,481
National
$62,843

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