Most Diverse Places to Live in Metro Detroit

Explore Metro Detroit's most diverse places to raise a family, ranked by Niche.

Choosing a diverse place to raise a family can impact the way a child sees the world.

Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, has a recently-released 2024 Most Diverse Places to Live. It offers a look at the most diverse places for people with kids in metro Detroit to call home based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics by city from the U.S. Census. You can find the full methodology here.

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Most diverse places to live in metro Detroit

Pontiac

  • Average home value: $100,100
  • County: Oakland
  • Population: 61,965

This town offers a dense suburban feel with tons of restaurants, coffee shops and parks, says Niche. Most people rent versus own their homes and it has a “B+” ranking in the cost of living category.

Ecorse

  • Average home value: $52,000
  • County: Wayne County
  • Population: 9,292

Ecorse gives families many options for parks and easy access to the water. It scored an “A-” for commuting, so living here and working elsewhere is an option.

Superior Charter Township

  • Average home value: $244,400
  • County: Washtenaw
  • Population: 14,879

With a sparse suburban feel and many public parks, this suburb of Detroit offers families a quiet neighborhood environment. The public schools in this town are highly rated and it earned an “A” in the family category from Niche.

Ypsilanti Charter Township

  • Average home value: $204,800
  • County: Washtenaw
  • Population: 55,599

In Ypsilanti, most residents own their homes and the town earned a “B-” for housing and a “B” in jobs according to Niche. The city has a dense suburban feel with plenty of activities for young families.

Auburn Hills

  • Average home value: $215,400
  • County: Oakland
  • Population: 24,593

Auburn Hills ranks as one of the best places to live in Michigan. It offers families lots of restaurant, coffee shop and public park options and earned a “B” from Niche in the family category.

Pittsfield Charter Township

  • Average home value: $367,500
  • County: Washtenaw
  • Population: 39,151

Pittsfield offers residents a dense suburban feeling just a short drive from Ann Arbor. The public schools are some of the most highly rated in the state. Combined with other factors, this town earns an “A+” rating for families from Niche.

Hamtramck

  • Average home value: $103,100
  • County: Wayne
  • Population: 27,842

With a slogan of “The World in 2 Square Miles” it’s no surprise Hamtramck ranks among the most diverse places in Michigan. The city offers tons of bars and restaurants, plus many family friendly festivals throughout the year.

Center Line

  • Average home value: $131,900
  • County: Macomb
  • Population: 8,493

This smaller, inner suburb is completely surrounded by the larger town of Warren, making it ideal for families that love a small town feel but want to be close to all the amenities of the ‘burbs.

Romulus

  • Average home value: $138,500
  • County: Wayne
  • Population: 25,055

This town offers a sparse suburban feel with room for a family to grow. Romulus scored a “B” in housing, a “B+” in outdoor activities and a “B” for commuting from Niche.

Oak Park

  • Average home value: $176,900
  • County: Oakland
  • Population: 29,495

True to its name, this diverse suburb offer plenty of parks and outdoor space for families. Most residents own their homes and the town has a very suburban feel.


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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist, copy editor and proud Detroiter. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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