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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-
Sandusky is a town in Michigan with a population of 2,545. Sandusky is in Sanilac County. Living in Sandusky offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Sandusky and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sandusky are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$569
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Sandusky Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    198.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,425.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Sandusky

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,120
National
$55,322

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Sandusky Reviews

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Being close to basic services is a big plus. Sandusky also has a good school system and a couple of nice parks. There are too many sketchy people wandering around town and no traffic policing in the residential areas. Lots of people like to speed around and run stop signs here. A stronger police department would be a good thing. The neighborhoods in Sandusky need a lot of work. Teens and young adults don't really have anything to do here, either. The city leaders don't seem to care about the residential neighborhoods.
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It's a pretty average midwestern town. When we go out to have fun it's typically going to Dairy Queen and Walmart. But there are other things to do. There's a bowling alley, movie theater, and two public parks. Although
I've grown up and lived in Sandusky my whole life! It's a very small town, population around 3,000. It's a very quiet and safe neighborhood with an amazing school district. Sandusky is a great place to raise children too!