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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Whitmore Lake is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 6,771. Whitmore Lake is in Washtenaw County. Living in Whitmore Lake offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Whitmore Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Whitmore Lake are above average.
About Whitmore Lake...
Population
6,771

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Whitmore Lake

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,745
National
$55,322
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What I like about Whitmore Lake mostly is that I actually live on a lake. This makes for a super fun summer! I swim a couple times a week, play frisbee, have my family over, and grill down by the lake. I also love ice skating on the lake during the winter. I live next to a coney island and a bowling alley so this is really fun as well.
What I don't like about Whitmore Lake is that it is very conservative. Also, there is not much around where I live. The only nearby places to eat are taverns and pizza places. We are constantly driving to Brighten and Ann Arbor
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It's a small town with an excessive amount of pizza parlors. There is a great deal of potential in Whitmore Lake. It is an awesome location off the highway between major cities. The library is great!
Whitmore lake is my hometown. It's where I went to school preschool thru highschool, where I made friends, and rented my first apartment. I both like and dislike the people of Whitmore Lake. For the most part Whitmore has good neighborly people, my friends parents treated me like their own. There were a handful of people that were active in the community, and nurtured the community and its people creating a happy small town. On the other hand the small town is gossipy. When I rented my little apartment in town I had one great neighbor who always stopped to talk to me and we looked out for each other. My other neighbor was a strange man who partied through the week and was often loud and angry. He would stop my boyfriend and try to fight him on a few occasions. After that I was ready to move away from Whitmore Lake.