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A+ Dearborn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Dearborn Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Michigan
Dearborn
919% less expensive than the US average
Michigan
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dearborn cost of living
B- Dearborn Crime Total crime is 20% higher than Michigan
Total crime
2,6932% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 382% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Dearborn crime
D Dearborn Employment Household income is 5% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$48,42112% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,64627% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Dearborn employment
D Dearborn Housing Home value is 12% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$112,20039% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9884% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Dearborn real estate or Dearborn rentals
D- Dearborn Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
44%10% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:120% higher than the US average
Dearborn K-12 schools or Dearborn colleges

Living in Dearborn, MI

Dearborn is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Michigan. The city has a population of 95,520 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,941 people per square mile, Dearborn is well above the nation's average density level. At 90%, the majority of the Dearborn population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 2% Asian. Dearborn tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Dearborn might be a good fit as 75% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 46% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Dearborn is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Michigan, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Dearborn and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Michigan and national averages.

The livability score in Dearborn is 69/100 and the city is ranked in the 60th percentile of all cities across America. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Dearborn has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). There are some categories that Dearborn ranks poorly for, including: weather (D), education (D-), employment (D) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Dearborn, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village, and Rouge Factory Tour.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Dearborn. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Dearborn are affordable. Median real estate prices in Dearborn come in at $112,200, which is 12.2% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Dearborn, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 8% lower than the Michigan average. Real estate appreciation rates in Dearborn are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Dearborn homes comes in at 2.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.5%.

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Compare Dearborn, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Dearborn, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
English Village, Detroit7711.8688
Detroit Golf, Detroit758.81,616
Medical Center, Detroit758.51,336
Sherwood Forest, Detroit759.3904
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Minock Park, Detroit756.31,420
Downtown, Detroit728.64,983
Joseph Barry, Detroit7011.9445
Rosedale Park, Detroit696.13,323

Best Cities Near Dearborn, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI8912.915,239
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI8818.215,785
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI8817.59,265
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI8813.310,526
Plymouth, MI8813.78,956
Troy, MI871982,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI8715.311,276
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If your looking for a place to live that is crime ridden then Dearborn Michigan is the place for you. Want a place to go out and eat then come and move here there are hundreds of Schwarma joints at your disposal. Not even a good Bar burger is available. And if you have children be prepared to send them to Parochial Schools then on top of outrageous school & property Taxes be prepared to fork out roughly another $70,000 tuition for 12 years to keep your kids from having to learn Arabic. Dearborn Public Schools are just a little ahead of the Detroit public school system. All in all I have lived in a few cities and the 5 that I have lived in I would put Dearborn at the bottom. Good Luck
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My hometown with a special place in my heart

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Yes, there are A LOT of Arabs (who by the way originate from the same place as "white" Europeans--THE CAUCUS, hence the word CAUCASIAN--present day Iran) living in Dearborn...MANY of which are CHRISTIAN. "Arab" simply means people who speak Arabic. No religious affiliation is attached to that word.

But beyond that, Christians, Muslims, AND Jews are all people of The book--we pray to The One God Almighty. Watching these groups continually fight, when they are actually religious brothers, is saddening. The major threat to America, and Christians especially, are those who continue to uphold and perpetuate these unfounded xenophobic beliefs and values. Media has a tendency to portray one view of Islam--that of a VERY SMALL MINORITY of extremists. EVERY religion, political party, etc. has fundamentalists who have lost the plot. Doesn't make it right to blanket an ENTIRE population of people under that single exaggerated stereotype. I'm a Christian, fiscal republican, and I am happy that the Arab people came to Dearborn. M

Why am I happy? Dearborn was well on it's way to economic decline, but the influx of Arab immigrants since the 1980s has revitalized the economy. My grandparents were immigrants from Italy and Eastern Europe, and I'm happy to say they've lived in the same house in Dearborn for 60+ years--something they attribute to the economic growth Arabs brought to the city. The Lebanese food in Dearborn is great, and there are so many cool little spots owned by the same families for generations. Thank God, I have been lucky enough to travel around the world, and have to say that some of the Middle Eastern food in Dearborn rivals that of which I've had abroad in Beirut, Dubai, Paris, Sydney, and more.

I apologize for the ranting, but I find it truly disheartening to see a wonderful culture of people stereotyped so horribly. My neighbors growing up were Iraqi Christian. My fiancé is Lebanese American. My friends hail from parts all over the globe--Iranian Jews, Kuwaiti Muslims, Israelis, Russians, and so forth. I want to provide a review of this city--and it's people, in general--that is opposite of the view presented before me. Hatred, intolerance, and violence cannot be solved with more hatred, intolerance, and violence. There is no "Arab movement" against America, but the longer we hold racist opinions against other cultures, the more likely an uprising will happen. History has taught us that, if anything
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Troubling city with a major threat to Christians and America

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I see no mention of middle eastern people in the U.S. 2010 census. It appears that the liberals have placed them in a white catagory. Although Spanish and Blacks are separated. Dearborn is the largest population of Arabs in the U.S. they have cause problems against Christian and the Wayne County police do not protect you against Abrabs especially if you are a Christian. Check the court dockets and see that this is true. I assure you that if it were Christians holding a Christian Festival in Dearborn it would not be allowed. Just as Proms are held as girls only and boy only since it is against Muslim beliefs. If Christians wanted to do that the ACLU would be all over it.

Don't move to liberal Michigan, especially Dearborn, the home of the next Arab movement against America. (in my opinion) but then what do I know, I just served this country for 23 years.
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Small Town in the Big City

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Dearborn is a great town with friendly people. Dearborn is very close to Detroit, it actually borders it on a large side but it is very safe in comparison. There is a lot to see and a lot of history in the city. It is pretty segregated, the whites live in west dearborn and the arabs live in east dearborn, keep that in mind if you plan on moving into the neighborhood, I would also recommend private schools because the schools are not all that great it is school of choice however and there are 3 high schools to choose from Dearborn High being the best Fordson High school although beautiful not the best academically.
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Dearborn, MI - An Arab Fiesta

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On my visit to Detroit, one of my Arab colleagues invited me to visit, Dearborn. It is a city known for Ford Motor Company which has its headquarters, here. Besides, it is also popular for the largest Arab community in North America. It may not be an overstatement to suggest that Dearborn is a small brother of Detroit but it is much more refined and well organized. This contrast between the two cities was clearly visible when my friend took me for a drive around town. In fact, River Rouge is so neatly constructed that one would take it as a large blue line, when flying overhead.

I was also told that authorities in Dearborn have done an excellent job at keeping crime rates low (compared to other cities in Michigan). It is precisely for this reason that when the government decided to develop Springwell, a clean but less developed city between Dearborn and Detroit, residents of Springwell protested against its inclusion in Detroit. They actually preferred Dearborn. I would definitely move to Dearborn to get the benefits of a small city, yet close to a huge city.
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Source: The Dearborn, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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