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A Romulus Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Romulus Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Michigan
8416% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Romulus cost of living
F Romulus Crime Total crime is 85% higher than Michigan
Total crime
4,16851% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2451% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Romulus crime
F Romulus Employment Household income is 12% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$44,72719% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,51631% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%74% higher than the US average
Romulus employment
B- Romulus Housing Home value is 43% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$72,80061% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79316% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Romulus real estate or Romulus rentals
F Romulus Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
27%46% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Romulus K-12 schools

Living in Romulus, MI

Romulus is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. The city has a population of 23,457 residents. Individuals of White (49%) and Black or African American (44%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. The average American spends an average of about 26 minutes on their one way commute each day. Lower travel times to work can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family. While living in Romulus, your commute times will be about average with a one way commute time of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Romulus is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Michigan, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Romulus and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Romulus to Michigan and the national average.

Using data and statistics Romulus has received a livability score of 61 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 24th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Romulus has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A), cost of living (B+) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Romulus scores poorly for, including: crime (F), weather (D), education (F) and employment (F). 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., Romulus 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.

Romulus real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Romulus. The median home price for Romulus homes is $72,800, which is 43% lower than the Michigan average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Romulus, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.6, which is 36% lower than the Michigan average.

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Compare Romulus, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Romulus, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Minock Park, Detroit75141,420
Rosedale Park, Detroit6914.13,323
Aviation, Detroit6613.63,888
Grandmont, Detroit6613.62,332
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fishkorn, Detroit6512.93,443
Boynton, Detroit6311.26,897
Weatherby, Detroit6312.41,643
Eliza Howell, Detroit6210839

Best Cities Near Romulus, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI8921.115,239
Huntington Woods, MI8820.56,330
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI8828.115,785
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI8827.29,265
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI8816.410,526
Plymouth, MI8811.48,956
Troy, MI8727.382,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI8724.911,276
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Romulus, MI: A City That Lacks Opportunities

Romulus is a small city near Detroit that I lived in and was eager to leave. The area has very few opportunities in terms of work and education and overall, is not a very good city to choose to live in. Crime there is pretty high and it didn't usually feel safe, and as a result, drove home prices down a lot.

Besides the regional airport, there is very little to do in Romulus. There are just a handful of stores for grocery shopping or general shopping. Outside of the airport, there aren't many decent restaurants either. You'll probably have to drive to a neighboring town if you want to do any big shopping or to try some nice restaurants.

There is almost nothing in terms of entertainment either. There isn't a mall or shopping center in Romulus, so that's another thing you'll have to drive a little bit for. There are many other cities that are as affordable as Romulus but are safer and have more opportunities.
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Source: The Romulus, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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