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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Downtown is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan with a population of 6,475. Downtown is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Downtown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Downtown...
Population
6,475

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,566
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%
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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
    1,266.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,063.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    624.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    13,660.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3,090.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,628
National
$55,322
Families with Children
3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I love walking around downtown, and even in heart plaza! Detroit has rwally made a come back over the past few years! Its very nice. I also enjoy belle isle which is absoutly beautiful since it has became a state park. There's so much to do now in the park!
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Since I moved in, quite a few new shops and restaurants have opened up, which has really increased the walkability of the downtown area. The proximity to restaurants, Eastern Market, and the riverwalk makes the downtown area a fantastic place to call home.
Many of the people who live downtown work for Quicken Loans, so the downtown area has become a bit of an odd microcosm of young mortgage brokers with a lot of money (a huge contrast from the rest of the city). Employment opportunities are somewhat limited for those without a college degree.