Dearborn Heights 76 Exceptional
Dearborn Heights Livability #180 ranked city in Michigan#6,351 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas
A+ Dearborn Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Dearborn Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Michigan
Dearborn Heights
9010% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dearborn Heights cost of living
D+ Dearborn Heights Crime Total crime is 1% lower than Michigan
Total crime
2,07919% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4919% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Dearborn Heights crime
D Dearborn Heights Employment Household income is 10% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$45,92917% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,45425% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Dearborn Heights employment
A- Dearborn Heights Housing Home value is 34% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$84,90054% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9682% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Dearborn Heights real estate or Dearborn Heights rentals
F Dearborn Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
40%19% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Dearborn Heights K-12 schools
C+ Dearborn Heights User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Dearborn Heights
Overall user rating
67% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
13% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Dearborn Heights, MI

      Located in the state of Michigan, Dearborn Heights is a mid-sized city with a population of 56,329 residents. With a population density of 4,799 people per square mile, Dearborn Heights is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Dearborn Heights residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Dearborn Heights has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 55% have kids.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Dearborn Heights could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Michigan if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around Dearborn Heights, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather and more.

      Dearborn Heights, MI receives 75 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #132 in Michigan and #5,062 in the USA. This is a fantastic score, as Dearborn Heights ranks well in multiple categories! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Dearborn Heights has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and housing (A-). Dearborn Heights does not do well for the following: weather (D), education (F) and employment (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Dearborn Heights has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Dearborn Heights apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Dearborn Heights is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Dearborn Heights come in at $84,900, which is 33.6% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Dearborn Heights, the home price to income ratio is 1.9, which is 24% lower than the Michigan average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Dearborn Heights will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Dearborn Heights, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 14.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 16.2%.

      Dearborn Heights transportation information

      StatisticDearborn HeightsMichiganNational
      Average one way commute23min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.7%82.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.9%1.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home1.3%3.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)12354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (7)36711

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      Source: The Dearborn Heights, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).