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Meridian Charter Township
  • Suburb of Lansing, MI

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

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Meridian Charter Township is a suburb of Lansing with a population of 42,824. Meridian Charter Township is in Ingham County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Meridian Charter Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Meridian Charter Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Meridian Charter Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Meridian Charter Township are highly rated.

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About Meridian Charter Township...
Population
42,824

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$933
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    125.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    91.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    27.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    219.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,733.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Meridian Charter Township

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,463
National
$62,843

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