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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
University District is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan with a population of 3,342. University District is in Wayne County. Living in University District offers residents a sparse urban feel and most residents own their homes. In University District there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in University District and residents tend to be liberal.
About University District...
Population
3,342

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,533
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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University District Rankings

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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
    344.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    370.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    529.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,773.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,111.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,420
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    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.