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A+ Livonia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Livonia Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Michigan
973% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Livonia cost of living
A Livonia Crime Total crime is 27% lower than Michigan
Total crime
1,64440% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6140% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Livonia crime
C+ Livonia Employment Household income is 40% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$71,06328% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,11514% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%25% lower than the US average
Livonia employment
A+ Livonia Housing Home value is 27% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$162,00012% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0046% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Livonia real estate or Livonia rentals
C Livonia Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
92%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
25:154% higher than the US average
Livonia K-12 schools or Livonia colleges

Living in Livonia, MI

Livonia, Michigan is a medium-sized city with a population of 94,849 inhabitants. The majority of Livonia residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Livonia has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 82% of the population is classified as married and 64% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Livonia could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Michigan if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Livonia and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, education, housing and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Livonia has received a livability score of 83/100. This score is ranked in the 97th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Livonia would be considered a very livable city! Livonia also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Livonia scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and housing (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Livonia. The following was graded with a disappointing score: weather (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Livonia on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Livonia gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 115 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Livonia has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Livonia. 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 Livonia are affordable. Median real estate prices in Livonia come in at $162,000, which is 26.8% higher than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Livonia, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 8% lower than the Michigan average. Real estate appreciation rates in Livonia 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 Livonia homes comes in at 6.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9%.

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Compare Livonia, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Livonia, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Detroit Golf, Detroit7512.11,616
Sherwood Forest, Detroit7511.9904
Minock Park, Detroit756.41,420
Rosedale Park, Detroit696.83,323
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palmer Woods, Detroit6712.51,003
Blackstone Park, Detroit6710.42,082
Old Redford, Detroit675.8564
Aviation, Detroit669.53,888

Best Cities Near Livonia, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI8912.415,239
Huntington Woods, MI8812.36,330
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI8823.715,785
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI8823.79,265
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI886.610,526
Plymouth, MI885.98,956
Troy, MI8718.382,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI8721.911,276
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Livonia, MI - One of Metro Detroit's Great Suburbs

Metro Detroit offers many great suburbs for business professionals relocating to Michigan. I have lived in Michigan for 21 years, and have enjoyed visiting the various suburbs of Michigan. Overall, they are very safe places to raise families and enjoy life. I have also found that for the most part, Michiganders are friendly, fun, and adventurous.

The city of Livonia is one of the larger cities in Michigan. It's located in Southeast Michigan. Many of my friends at the University of Michigan grew up in Livonia. Oh yeah, that's another great part about living in Michigan. The great Universities offered by our state. Whether you have kids that want to go to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (and pay in-state tuition!) or kids that want the smaller college experience, you have your choices in Michigan. Livonia is also near Wayne State and Detroit Mercy law schools, which is great for people wanting to get that law degree.

Livonia offers shopping centers and many commercial restaurants and bars to choose from, just like most of Michigan. Overall, I would say Livonia is one of the nicer parts to live within Michigan. As long as you are not living IN Detroit, then you're okay! Detroit is a walking disaster, unlike Livonia.
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Source: The Livonia, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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