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Pleasant Ridge is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 2,389. Pleasant Ridge is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Pleasant Ridge offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Pleasant Ridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Pleasant Ridge and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Pleasant Ridge...
Population
2,389

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,336
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Pleasant Ridge 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    850.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Pleasant Ridge

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,583
National
$55,322
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