Alpena

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$507
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Alpena Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    156
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    98
    37
  • Robbery
    10
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215
    575
  • Theft
    2,038
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,377
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

7 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Fundamental Christian conservatives run amok and the town is thriving with them. Some otherwise nice locals and always willing to help out, however down your throat it may be.
  • Niche User
  • Sep 8 2015
We have a great police department. Hard working officers.
  • Parent
  • 7 months ago
Small community, cancer center, live and work here
  • Parent
  • 7 months ago