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  1. Public Schools
    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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Romulus is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 23,479. Romulus is in Wayne County. Living in Romulus offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Romulus there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Romulus and residents tend to be liberal.
About Romulus...
Population
23,479

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$77,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    703.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    142.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    509.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,261.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    491.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Romulus

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,724
National
$55,322
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Romulus Reviews

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We do not have children in the school district, but we love our new home town! Very diversified, average working/middle-class population with a great balance of industry ( primarily transportation), and agriculture, and not too much retail. The residency has a variety of rural feel, city/ suburb options. Previously living in a cookie-cutter suburban area where our neighbors would yell at us if we parked in front of our own house on the street, and now our neighbors wave to us as we drive down our street, we are much happier! Understand that crime happens in every city and neighborhood, but we love the old fashioned feel of neighborly interactions. Natural parks close by is also a great bonus! Too many good things to say!!
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I'm sad to have come from such a crummy town, although I had a good childhood there. In all honesty, much of Romulus is lower class and ghetto. There is no decent "downtown," to speak of. The airport is pretty much the only reason Romulus exists. The people that live there long term don't know any better. I have lived in other places, and they were MUCH nicer than Romulus!
The people are very friendly and easy to talk to. It is a small town so the local library is very small, but the workers are kind as well. There are always businesses popping up around town as well. Downtown town Romulus is a bit small and this city doesn't have a mall so you have to drive to Wayne or Westland to grocery shop or hang at a mall. Romulus is also a five minute drive from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport so depending on where you live, it can be a bit noisy. Where I live is quiet with little disturbance, which is very nice.