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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
Population
20,031

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$43,081
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$657
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    517
    283
  • Murder
    20
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    305
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    576
    500
  • Theft
    970
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    483
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,076
National
$55,322
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    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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I would like to see more local business's in this area. There is a chance for growth and a good work force base.
Well for now since I stay basically to myself the area if ok, but there is gang related crimes in the area a lot of vandalism in certain area