Adams Township

4 reviews
  1. Town in Michigan
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$483
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,180
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Reviews

    4 reviews
    • Excellent
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    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
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    The Houghton, MI area is incredibly rural and beautiful, though not for those shy of winter driving! The locals of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in general are friendly, but it's hard to break into their inside circles unless you have a direct connection. University life is very different from local life, and tends as usual to be much more liberal and open. There are an amazing number of international students and thus international influence here. Every year, there is a parade of nations; this year, over 60 countries were represented within the student population and surrounding community! As far as Houghton itself, there is a lot of Finnish heritage pride here, and one cannot visit without eating a pasty and pannukaku (a Finnish custard-like pancake)! People who live in winter and outdoors thrive well up here; the cross-country and down-hill skiing is excellent because of all the snow, and summer offers ample hiking and mountain biking. Many sail and surf on Lake Superior, and the lake offers opportunities for students to study a large body of fresh water from research boats. Historically a mining area, the future of this town lies in the hands of education and the University. The University is what supports this little town, along with some tourism, so education must march on if Houghton/Hancock are to survive!
    • Niche User
    • 4 months ago
    The things described above are very much part of the rural culture here and not a sign of a deteriorated safety network. There are many abandoned houses and yards, and many rusty worn-down vehicles. However, this is normal in the U.P. because of the death of the mining trade (many communities up here were once in a boom and have since subsided, leaving many ghost-town-like scenarios). The prevalence of crime that I most often hear about are rascism/intolerance related on campus; many campuses have experienced demonstrations of racism and intolerance, and Michigan Tech has not escaped from that. Aside from that, this is an extremely safe and affordable place to live. I have never once felt uncomfortable.
    • Niche User
    • 4 months ago
    I live in a very small area, so there aren't many opprotunitties for jobs.
    • Niche User
    • Oct 20 2014