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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    D
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Southwest Detroit is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan with a population of 17,297. Southwest Detroit is in Wayne County. Living in Southwest Detroit offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwest Detroit there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Southwest Detroit and residents tend to be liberal.
About Southwest Detroit...
Population
17,297

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$46,701
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    517.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    305.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    576.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    970.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    482.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,772
National
$55,322
Families with Children
39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    13%
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Despite the initial assumption that Detroit is a rundown city. It's actually a great place to live, and its downtown area has been slowly regaining prominence over the last few years. Detroit has the potential to become a thriving metropolis again. I was born and grew up in Southwest Detroit. Given the close proximity to downtown, and living in Southwest allows me to get a first-hand account of Detroit's resurgence. One example of Detroit's resurgence is Belle Isle. When I was a kid Belle Isle was littered with trash, and occupied by people who took advantage of the freedom to come to Belle Isle without a fee. Now, that you pay admission there is no trash or rowdy crowds. Another example of Detroit's resurgence is downtown. Less than a decade ago downtown was a ghost town lacking stores, nightlife or crowds. But, today downtown is full of stores and people, creating a great night. Detroit has struggles, but the city is making a comeback and the future looks pretty good.
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Southwest is where I where I grew up. My mom & dad raised us well. We attended school in a bilingual community always involved in our school curriculum and our home.

My parents believed that no matter where you live if you live with respect and surround yourself with positive people and vibes you will go far. Never give up your dreams no matter where you came from.
I've lived in Sw Detroit also known as Mexican town my whole life, I love the community and diversity of that part of Detroit. People who live here are proud and are from all nationalities and the culture is rich, and it shows.