Madison Heights 76 Exceptional
Madison Heights Livability #198 ranked city in Michigan#6,000 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Madison Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Madison Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Michigan
Madison Heights
9010% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Madison Heights cost of living
B+ Madison Heights Crime Total crime is 12% higher than Michigan
Total crime
2,06612% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4912% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Madison Heights crime
D Madison Heights Employment Household income is 15% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$43,15822% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,00120% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Madison Heights employment
B+ Madison Heights Housing Home value is 34% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$84,00055% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81614% lower than the US average
Home ownership
61%5% lower than the US average
Madison Heights real estate or Madison Heights rentals
F Madison Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
79%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%30% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Madison Heights K-12 schools
C- Madison Heights User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Madison Heights
Overall user rating
60% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
38% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Madison Heights, MI

      Madison Heights is a mid-sized city located in the state of Michigan. The city has a population of 30,168 residents. Madison Heights has a population density of 4,257 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (84% White). Given that fact, Madison Heights could be considered less diverse than other cities.

      Living in Madison Heights can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Madison Heights and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Michigan and national averages.

      Madison Heights has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #122 in Michigan and #4,743 in the USA. Clearly, Madison Heights is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Madison Heights has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B-), cost of living (B+) and housing (B+). There are some categories that Madison Heights scores poorly for, including: weather (D), education (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Madison 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.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 166 crimes per 100,000 residents, Madison Heights has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

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

      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 Madison Heights is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Madison Heights come in at $84,000, which is 34.3% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Madison Heights, the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 20% lower than the Michigan average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Madison Heights area were 12.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Madison Heights transportation information

      StatisticMadison HeightsMichiganNational
      Average one way commute24min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.7%82.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.1%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.6%1.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.3%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Madison Heights, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).