This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Swartz Creek has a very low population density. Swartz Creek is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Swartz Creek, MI, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Swartz Creek, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Swartz Creek has a population density of 1,318, with 5,296 current residents.
Out of the 5,296 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 55% of the residents are married and 45% are single.
- 47% Sun
- 30% Rain
- 46% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 37 years Median home age
- $105,440 Median home price
- -14.06% Home appreciation rate
- 12.85% Annual property tax
As for living in Swartz Creek, the air quality is 56% and the weather, on average, is 47% sunny, 30% rainy, and 46% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Swartz Creek, you should know that 67.6% of homes are owned while 24.6% of homes are rented, and 7.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $105,440, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is -14.06% and the annual property tax is 12.85%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Swartz Creek, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Swartz Creek’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Swartz Creek is 41 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 65.27% Democratic, 32.86% Republican, and 1.87% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:21
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
11%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Swartz Creek, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 15.20% of residents are unemployed in Swartz Creek (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Swartz Creek residents: 8.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.23% are in the arts and sciences field, 19.2% are in the customer service field, 26.6% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.66%, 11.49% of residents have an associate’s degree, 10.02% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.54% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Swartz Creek, you should be aware that the average commute time is 26 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Swartz Creek have a few different options. 89% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.