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A+ Ypsilanti Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Ypsilanti Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Michigan
919% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Ypsilanti cost of living
F Ypsilanti Crime Total crime is 65% higher than Michigan
Total crime
3,71535% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2735% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Ypsilanti crime
F Ypsilanti Employment Household income is 35% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$33,05540% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,28022% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%68% higher than the US average
Ypsilanti employment
C- Ypsilanti Housing Home value is 2% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$130,00030% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77219% lower than the US average
Home ownership
30%53% lower than the US average
Ypsilanti real estate or Ypsilanti rentals
F Ypsilanti Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
36%27% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
Ypsilanti K-12 schools or Ypsilanti colleges

Living in Ypsilanti, MI

Located in the state of Michigan, Ypsilanti is a moderately-sized city with a population of 20,577 inhabitants. In Ypsilanti, there are 4,866 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Ypsilanti tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 24 is far below the national average.

Are you trying to decide if living in Ypsilanti is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great 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. With useful information like cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Ypsilanti and in the areas around Ypsilanti is a much easier task.

The livability score in Ypsilanti is 63/100 and the city is ranked in the 31st percentile of all cities across America. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Ypsilanti has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). There are some categories that Ypsilanti does not rank well for, including: crime (F), weather (D), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Ypsilanti, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Depot Town, Michigan Firehouse Museum, and Pine View Golf Course.

Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti. Median real estate prices in Ypsilanti come in at $130,000, which is 1.7% higher than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Ypsilanti, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 56% higher than the Michigan average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Ypsilanti were 10.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9%.

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The black hole of Michigan

I can't say much good about this constantly struggling city.
I grew up here, it never had anything to offer kids or families.
Most of my friends died by the gun, overdose, or are still in prison if that says anything.
Do not raise your children here.
Makes sense that they would also bring tons and tons of radio active soil and dump it at the nearest EQ center, because frankly this place is a hole, forgotten and uncared for.
Politicians pocket every penny and toss out a bone every 5 years or so.
Look elsewhere-like a different state.
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Ypsi, home to EMU

Formerly called Woodruff's Grove, originally a French settlement on the Huron River, and a summer home for Detroit business leaders long ago, WWII changed the town with a massive influx of workers from the south, Tenn., and KY. EMU is mostly a blue collar commuter school, a trainer of teachers, and must live in the shadow of Ann Arbor. Many of the folks who drive the buses, mop the floors, wash the dishes, and such in the region live in Ypsi because it is cheaper to live there than Ann Arbor. Some areas of town are high crime, some are safe. Depot Town is neat, though small. Downtown is mostly bleak, but there are a few bright spots. Unemployment is an issue. Ypsi boasts a water tower which is unique, by Eastern's campus.

Nearby towns of Plymouth, Saline, and Ann Arbor have more to offer, but are also more expensive places to live.
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