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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Oshtemo Charter Township is a suburb of with a population of 22,845. Oshtemo Charter Township is in Kalamazoo County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Oshtemo Charter Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Oshtemo Charter Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Oshtemo Charter Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oshtemo Charter Township are above average.
About Oshtemo Charter Township...
Population
22,845

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Oshtemo Charter Township Rankings

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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Oshtemo Charter Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,011
National
$55,322
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There are so many fun things to do here and around the area! I am so lucky to live in such an amazing area. I always feel safe here, and I can not imagine living anywhere else. Everyone is so kind here, everything is so beautiful, and I anticipate this being my forever home. It is such a wonderful place to live!
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People here are nice and friendly. The area is decent and really calm. It's family oriented and has a lot of healthcare places near by. There are also other relevant business near by, such as banks and shopping centers, and car sales places. It feels like a small town where most people are nice. I haven't lived here for long but I have a hopeful feeling for peace in this location.
Oshtemo is a great place to live. It is in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district which gives families there the opportunity to send their kids to school and get the Kalamazoo Promise to go to college with tuition paid. My neighborhood is very safe and we have never had incidents of crime. The local government does their job and communicates with citizens, the law enforcement does their job and is personable and helpful. Local facilities such as parks, libraries, restaurants, and trails are quality and provide for a family friendly, community oriented lifestyle. In my neighborhood I know the majority of my neighbors, the people are friendly, and we have a strong neighborhood community environment.