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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Population
3,912

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,931
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

University District Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    344
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    371
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    529
    500
  • Theft
    1,773
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,112
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,888
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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The University District in Detroit is a great place to grow up if you live in the city! It has mostly families living there, and a few older individuals whose children are grown. It is a relatively safe neighborhood, and very well kept yards. It is a nice place to go for a walk as well. The only thing I wish our neighborhood had was a walking club or some other clubs where I could get to know my neighbors better.
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This neighborhood is beyond incredible. It is so warm, welcoming, diverse, and engaged. You know your neighbors, they look out for you, offer their help when you need it, and everyone enjoys spending time with one another. 2-4 evenings per week we end up spending with our neighbors since we've moved here and they have become some of our closest friends. We love this hood, its community, and what it has to offer those who are looking to live in the city limits.
I've lived in this neighborhood all my life, and it's been an amazing place to grow up. Diverse, family friendly, safe, and most importantly, super fun.