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Shelby Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 77,650. Shelby Charter Township is in Macomb County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Shelby Charter Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shelby Charter Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Shelby Charter Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shelby Charter Township are highly rated.
About Shelby Charter Township...
Population
77,650

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Shelby Charter Township 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    94.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    597.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shelby Charter Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,574
National
$55,322
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Shelby Charter Township Reviews

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I have lived, worked and went to school in Shelby Township. The area is a safe and business friendly environment. Outside of the many businesses, there are many suburbs and subdivisions that the members of the community live, thrive and learn in. The school systems have the most devoted and energetic teachers that strive to make sure that all students that come into their classroom receive and education that fits their needs and goals. The Shelby Township Police department is filled with officers and staff that care greatly about the city and will do the necessary things in order to keep Shelby Township safe, clean and a good place to live and work.
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Being born and raised in Macomb county, specially Shelby Township, was the best involuntary decision ever forced upon me. I relish the memories surrounded by family and friends in such an ascetically pleasing location. I recollect walking along Whispering Woods every morning on my way to school, occasionally greeted by heavy fog and skittish deer that made my local experience very welcoming. When considering the possibility of potentially "doing it over" i wouldn't hesitate to scream an overwhelming yes. I anticipate much for this area. I constantly see improvements being made and hopefully one day i may provide my own positive influences.
Shelby Township is a nice suburban area outside of Detroit. I feel safe in this area and feel as though there are many exciting updates and improvements in the near future. I would like something more to do as far as extracurricular or adventurous activities. Overall happy to live here.