Ann Arbor, MI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    115,331
  • Population Density
    4,014 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    29 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    79 3.7
Ann Arbor is a midsize city in Michigan with 115,331 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 79 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at Burns Park: I have lived in southeastern Michigan nearly my whole life, aside from 3 years in southern CA. Although those two places are hard to compare, Michigan has always felt like home to me more than California did. The community in Ann Arbor is unlike anything I've found elsewhere. Although the weather can be abysmal, I am happy to live here.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Burns Park: Ann arbor is a city filled with young people, as well as many people of the hipster mindset. The city is very nice and has many nature areas, but it gets very cold in the winter.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Bach: Kerrytown is a neighborhood within Ann Arbor and it is a real gem. Situated with a farmer's market and many small bars and restaurants there is such a community feel within the neighborhood.
    • 3
    Employment at Bach: I believe that the job market in Ann Arbor is pretty good, but I myself have not had to look very hard for a job, so I'm not sure what exactly is out there as far as professional jobs go
    • 4
    Local Businesses at Bach: Ann Arbor is centered a lot around local businesses, but sometimes because of that mindset, there is a lot of negativity when going into stores and I have had some not so great experiences.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Burns Park 19,872
4.00 Bach 15,494
4.00 Bryant Pattengill East 12,186
4.33 Bryant Pattengill West 11,922
4.33 Logan 10,441
4.00 Northside 9,756
4.00 Angell 7,638
4.00 King 7,447
4.33 Dicken 6,821
4.00 Wines 6,667
4.00 Pittsfield 6,513
4.33 Eberwhite 5,287
4.33 Lawton 5,076
4.00 Haisley 4,918
4.00 Carpenter 4,826
4.33 Lakewood 4,733
4.00 Abbot 4,330
4.00 Mitchell 3,023
4.00 Allen 2,121
3.66 Thurston 1,765

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Barton Hills 331
4.33 Pittsfield Charter Township 35,304
4.33 Scio Township 20,270

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 48103 54,593
4.00 48104 39,125
4.33 48105 33,729
4.33 48108 26,657
4.33 48109 6,878

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Ann Arbor Public Schools 32

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Thurston Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Uriah H. Lawton School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Clague Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Northside Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Angell School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Slauson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Ann Arbor Open at Mack School Public K-8 Elementary
4.33 Logan Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Haisley Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Martin Luther King Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Huron High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Tappan Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Forsythe Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Bach Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Widening Achievement for Youth (WAY) - Washtenaw Public 9-12 High
4.33 Eberwhite Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Burns Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Early College Alliance Public 9-12 High
4.00 Abbot Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Wines Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Community High School Public, Alternative 8-12 High
4.00 Dicken Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Pattengill School Public 3-5 Elementary
4.00 Clifford E. Bryant Community School Public K-2 Elementary
4.00 Allen Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
2.66 Father Gabriel Richard High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Ann Arbor Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 High
2.33 Washtenaw Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
2.33 Michigan Islamic Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Metro Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
All Saints Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Francis of Assisi School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Emerson School Private K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Thomas Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Paul Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Go Like the Wind Montessori School Private, Religious, Montessori PK, K-9 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Spiritus Sanctus Academy Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Huron Valley Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Spiritus Sanctus Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Ann Arbor Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center Private K-2 Elementary
Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor Private, Religious, Montessori PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor Private, Religious K-5 Elementary
Summers-Knoll School Private K-6 Elementary
Clonlara School Private, Alternative 3-12 Elementary, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
3.00 Lawrence Technological University
3.00 University of Michigan - Dearborn
2.33 Concordia University - Ann Arbor
2.33 Eastern Michigan University
2.33 Madonna University
2.33 Cleary University
Oakland Community College
Henry Ford Community College
Schoolcraft College
Washtenaw Community College
Baker College of Allen Park
Monroe County Community College
Everest Institute - Southfield
MIAT College of Technology
Everest Institute - Dearborn
The Art Institute of Michigan, a branch of The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Sanford-Brown College - Dearborn
ITT Technical Institute - Canton
Irene's Myomassology Institute
ITT Technical Institute - Dearborn
Dorsey Business School - Southgate
Dorsey Business School - Wayne
Ross Medical Education Center - Brighton
Ross Medical Education Center - Ann Arbor

Around Ann Arbor

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
White 69.76% 63.25% 76.34%
Asian 13.97% 4.83% 2.53%
African American 7.80% 12.23% 13.86%
Hispanic 4.41% 16.62% 4.53%
Multiracial 3.77% 2.05% 2.12%
Native American 0.17% 0.66% 0.49%
Other 0.12% 0.19% 0.11%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.02%

Age

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
9 years and under 8% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 6% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 30% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 12%
35 to 44 years 10% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 13%
65 and over 10% 13% 14%

Education Levels

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Less than a high school diploma 3% 14% 11%
High school diploma or equivalent 8% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 18% 29% 33%
Bachelor's degree 29% 18% 16%
Master's degree or higher 42% 11% 10%

Gender

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Male 49.6% 49.2% 49.1%
Female 50.4% 50.8% 50.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Rent 54.3% 35.1% 27.9%
Own 45.7% 64.9% 72.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Assault 125.9 278.9 370.0
Murder 2.6 5.0 9.6
Rape 41.1 15.3
Robbery 42.0 159.8 160.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Burglary 351.0 573.5 683.6
Larceny 1730.3 2079.6 1803.4
Motor vehicle theft 80.5 235.5 378.8

Income

Weather

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Avg. High Avg. Low
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Precipitation
2.6"
2.4"
2.7"
3.2"
3.4"
3.7"
3.6"
3.7"
3.4"
2.8"
3.1"
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Snowfall
16.4"
13"
8.5"
2.7"
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3.1"
13.4"

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    Precipitation

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  • 16.4"
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  • 31°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.6"
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  • 16.4"
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  • 0"
  • 0.2"
  • 3.1"
  • 13.4"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% No

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 60% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 20% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Very accepting.
  • 50% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 67% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% I love everything about it.
  • 40% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.