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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Temperance is a town in Michigan with a population of 8,599. Temperance is in Monroe County. Living in Temperance offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Temperance there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Temperance and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Temperance are above average.
About Temperance...
Population
8,599

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$841
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Temperance

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,961
National
$55,322
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A hometown feel, great school system, great neighborhoods, vechicle insurance needs to be revised. Right now it is a no fault insurance. It is close to shopping, have a lot of restaurants with varieties for all. A bowling ally and YMCA for great family activities.
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Southwestern Michigan is a wonderful place to live. Housing is affordable, the weather is less extreme than many other northern towns, and there are many things to do. Chicago is only four hours away, and metropolitan areas such as Ann Arbor are a short drive away. Several very good universities are within commuting distance including the University of Michigan, the University of Toledo and Bowling Green University. The local industry is going through a shift from heavy automotive, but the worst of the growing pains seem to be over and the area has great potential.
Temperance,MI is a very well kept town. It is considered Bedford township, which has a highly ranked school system. The community is tight knit and willing to help newcomers. One thing I would like to see changed is the road conditions of Douglas road, as it has not been replaced in over ten years and many people lose their tires goin down this main road that stretched from Ida, MI to Toledo, OH