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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$746
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    604
    273
  • Murder
    15
    6
  • Rape
    109
    41
  • Robbery
    213
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    782
    525
  • Theft
    2,266
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,061
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Ypsilanti is a ever-growing city. It has come a long way, but could still use some transitioning. The crime rate and highlighted violent instances makes the safety concern at a higher rate as of recently. However, the residents and police authority have been trying to initiate programs and resources to eliminate the negativity from their city. They have a great expanding college scene for interested students, as well as affordable tuition. This helps promote education and as well as a positive atmosphere for current residents to look forward to. Ypsilanti could however use some local profit-building department stores, such as a supermarket, produce, and small shopping area. There are a couple markets on the outskirts of Ypsilanti, but they don't bring much attention to the heart/ community of Ypsilanti, that I know it could bring. I do see Ypsilanti going in a brighter direction and I'm sure the residents do too!
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Fun and friendly little town with lots of character! Most of the healthy living you will get a bit aways in ann arbor. Nightlife is mostly bars and there is a Movie theatre and lots of Grocery Stores (Fresh Thyme, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Meijer etc) and lots of options for great places to eat! Closer to downtown housing gets more expensive.
Public schools could use some work but there are options for private, international and College-high school enrolment schools.
Ypsilanti is nestled in between two maxing Michigan cities. Detroit and Ann Arbor. It is a small city/township, that focuses on diversity, embraces creativity, has a unique and fun atmosphere, while being home to college students attending Eastern Michigan University, and Wasjtenae Community College. I love all of these things about Ypsilanti!