Jenison

Population: 17,461Median home value: $142,700 77 Ranks better than 87% of areas
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A- Jenison Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C+ Jenison Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Michigan
Jenison
937% less expensive than the US average
Michigan
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Jenison cost of living
C- Jenison Crime Total crime is 1% lower than Michigan
Total crime
2,22319% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4519% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Jenison crime
C- Jenison Employment Household income is 17% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$59,6408% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,07713% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%34% lower than the US average
Jenison employment
A- Jenison Housing Home value is 12% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$142,70023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$948equal to the US average
Home ownership
84%33% higher than the US average
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A- Jenison Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:114% higher than the US average
Jenison K-12 schools

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Compare Jenison, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Jenison, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Michgan Oaks, Grand Rapids86121,776
Ridgemoor, Grand Rapids8311.52,764
Eastgate, Grand Rapids8010.71,783
John Ball Park, Grand Rapids797.63,923
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Millbrook, Grand Rapids7910.75,914
Westside Connection, Grand Rapids787.611,538
Creston, Grand Rapids7811.825,177
Fulton Heights, Grand Rapids7810.81,169

Best Cities Near Jenison, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Grand Rapids, MI8611.611,297
Caledonia, MI8317.41,871
Ferrysburg, MI8323.92,979
Forest Hills, MI8317.627,667
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Grand Haven, MI8322.710,853
Spring Lake, MI82222,424
North Muskegon, MI82333,785
Walker, MI827.524,458
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Jenison, Michigan is a quaint small town that is one of Grand Rapids' southwest suburbs. It has an excellent public school system with a low student to teacher ratio, making it the envy of Grand Rapids Public Schools. Jenison boasts itself as a safe community by having a very low crime rate and a fair and competent police force. The housing market is Jenison is great with home prices being lower than what you'd find in Grand Rapids and property taxes being quite reasonable.

Shopping, dining and nightlife in Jenison is average. But this is never a problem for the residents because more diverse shopping and dining and even nightlife options are just a quick drive away to Grand Rapids or Grandville. It is close to a few malls and major shopping centers, which makes Jenison a wonderful place to live being that it is so close to so many city amenities.

Overall, Jenison is an excellent place to raise a family and great for anyone really who is just looking to settle down in a safer community while not compromising on the luxuries that the city has to offer.
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Source: The Jenison, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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