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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 sparse 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
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Romulus 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
    615.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    119.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    77
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    457.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,530.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    286.5
    284

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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It's neutral in its truest form, I'm not disappointed by my residence, but I'm also not blown away. As a millennial, I think my expectations of living are of a more vibrant and urban city. This is a great commuter city located halfway between Ann Arbor and Detroit with the airport being located within city limits. I see a great opportunity in the future for growth.
It's a cozy little town. The people here are very friendly. The neighborhoods are safe and clean. The roads are not very well-maintained, but that's to be expected— it's Michigan, after all. It's not exactly a super lively town, so if you want a party, do not come here. But if you want a nice, safe, comfy town, and a great place to raise a family, then this is the town for you.