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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Olive Township is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 5,142. Olive Township is in Ottawa County. Living in Olive Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Olive Township there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Olive Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Olive Township are highly rated.
About Olive Township...
Population
5,142

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$946
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Olive Township Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Olive Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,691
National
$55,322
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Olive Township Reviews

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I can pretty much get everything I need in the area. Though we only have one large chain Grocery Store, Family Fare, and the prices are a little high. Though, there are several small shops, for example the Borculo Express, that has the essentials and it's pretty cheep. Though for myself personally I alwasy travel into Holland for groceries. There are several fast food industries and small mom-and- pop restaurants. The food is pretty good, but moslty whenever eating out I travel into Holland, unless I want something extremely quick and close to home. Downtown Zeeland does have a handfull of stores, restaurants, and salons, but everything is pretty expensive. I do regularly go downtown though for frozen yogert at the new Fuzzy Peach and for food at Frank's Diner and Pizza Hut. Also the local dry cleaners is extremely run down and in need of repair.
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Michigan alone has very unpredictable weather. One day it can be 85 degrees and sunny and the next day there could be 4 inches of snow on the ground. Winters here are pretty harsh. We get a lot of snow and because Zeeland is moslty farmland there is a lot of drifting and ice. Zeeland usually sees the first snow around November and end usually around March/April so the snow stays for a very long time. There are also times when the temperature drops so low that it's dangerous to be outside. Schools are often canceled when this happens.The summers are painfully hot. Temperatures usually reach into the 80's and 90's. We also get the worst thunderstorms in the summer time. Poweroutages are common. Usually the crop fields flood a little bit, but not to bad and houses don't normally flood.
Most employment opportunities are looking for older and more experienced workers. The only areas for younger adults and teens to get a job would be at a restaurant, fast food chains, if 21 gas stations. There are two large companies, Gentex and Sarah Lee, that will higher younger adults, but because they can pay them the lowest wage possible. Also most yougner adults will work 3rd shift and on the assembly lines. Currently right now I have two jobs to pay for my car insurance and gas and my parents are urging me to get a third job so I can pay them more money for some of my living expenses. Only 1 of my jobs is in Zeeland the other job is in Allendale which is 30 minutes from where I live.