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South Haven
  • Town in Michigan

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade D+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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South Haven is a town in Michigan with a population of 4,340. South Haven is in Van Buren County. Living in South Haven offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Haven there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in South Haven and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in South Haven are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$744
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    506.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    23
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    92.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    23
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    437.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,469
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    368.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    40%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

Working in South Haven

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,771
National
$64,994

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