Ann Arbor, MI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    115,985
  • Population Density
    4,014 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    29 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    175 3.8
Ann Arbor is a midsize city in Michigan with 115,985 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
3.8 from 175 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Ann Arbor: I honestly haven't noticed much crime at all in this city, none in fact. Then again, I have only lived here for five months.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at Ann Arbor: I love this city! It is very diverse, rich in variety of foods, and activities. The people here are all very friendly and kind. Although it gets quite cold here in the winter, the summer time is amazing! I love how green it is here and how many lakes there are and the amount of activities and events this city puts on. I would definitely live here for a lot longer if I didn't miss my family in Utah.

    Food downtown is a little bit pricier than I am used to, but the food is always amazing! I see great things for this place. Especially where this is the most education zip code in the nation and they have the largest football stadium in the nation as well. Super neat and fascinating place to live!
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Ann Arbor: Since moving in September, I have not witnessed any crime. The police are very visible near the downtown district, and I feel that the area is very safe.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Ann Arbor: While I love our promixity to University of Michigan, I would gladly move out the city to avoid traffic. Ann Arbor offers many fun, cultural opportunities, but because so many people are not originally from Michigan, it lacks the Midwestern comfort. Ann Arbor was recently rated one of the top cities to live in in Michigan, and for foodies, intellectuals, and social activists, it is quite the perfect niche.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Ann Arbor: Never felt unsafe in the area.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Barton Hills 313
4.33 Pittsfield Charter Township 36,081
4.33 Scio Township 20,748

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 48103 54,769
4.33 48104 39,381
4.33 48105 34,189
4.33 48108 26,402
4.33 48109 6,618

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

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Father Gabriel Richard High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Ann Arbor Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 Middle, High
2.33 Washtenaw Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Michigan Islamic Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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
3.33 Clonlara School Private, Alternative 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Lawrence Technological University
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Concordia University - Ann Arbor
Eastern Michigan University
Madonna University
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 69.10% 63.25% 76.11%
Asian 14.81% 4.83% 2.60%
African American 7.49% 12.23% 13.84%
Hispanic 4.60% 16.62% 4.62%
Multiracial 3.67% 2.05% 2.21%
Native American 0.19% 0.66% 0.49%
Other 0.13% 0.19% 0.12%
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 29% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 12%
35 to 44 years 10% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 13%
65 and over 10% 13% 15%

Education Levels

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Less than a high school diploma 4% 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
Female 50.1% 50.8% 50.9%
Male 49.9% 49.2% 49.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Own 45.7% 64.9% 71.5%
Rent 54.3% 35.1% 28.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Assault 96.8 264.1 368.2
Murder 0 5.2 7.7
Rape 47.6 36.8 58.2
Robbery 20.4 135.0 121.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Ann Arbor, MI United States Michigan
Burglary 271.7 575.0 529.5
Larceny 1510.6 2114.0 1638.0
Motor vehicle theft 85.8 257.3 305.1

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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Precipitation
2.6"
2.4"
2.7"
3.2"
3.4"
3.7"
3.6"
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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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    Avg. High Avg. Low

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    Precipitation

  • 2.6"
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    Snowfall

  • 16.4"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 31°
    18°
  • 35°
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  • 46°
    27°
  • 60°
    38°
  • 71°
    48°
  • 80°
    58°
  • 83°
    62°
  • 81°
    61°
  • 74°
    53°
  • 61°
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    33°
  • 35°
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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"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 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 24 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure
  • 8% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 35 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 37 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 strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 24 responses

  • 25% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 46% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% 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 17 responses

  • 53% Very accepting.
  • 41% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 6% 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 41 responses

  • 29% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 68% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 2% 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 27 responses

  • 37% I love everything about it.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 29 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments