Pleasant Ridge, MI

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Pleasant Ridge Profile


Overview

Pleasant Ridge is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,551 people and just one neighborhood, Pleasant Ridge is the 309th largest community in Michigan. Pleasant Ridge has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Pleasant Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Pleasant Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Pleasant Ridge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasant Ridge is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Ridge who work in management occupations (19.70%), teaching (10.73%), and sales jobs (9.38%).

Of important note, Pleasant Ridge is also a city of artists. Pleasant Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pleasant Ridge’s character.

Also of interest is that Pleasant Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Pleasant Ridge is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Pleasant Ridge is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pleasant Ridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pleasant Ridge perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Pleasant Ridge is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Pleasant Ridge isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 94.53% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small city, Pleasant Ridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Pleasant Ridge Demographics

If knowledge is power, Pleasant Ridge is a pretty powerful place. 69.51% of the adults in Pleasant Ridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Pleasant Ridge in 2010 was $59,607, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,428 for a family of four.

The people who call Pleasant Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasant Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Ridge include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Pleasant Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.



Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Pleasant Ridge 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.59

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Pleasant Ridge 0.101011101001110
Michigan 19.10

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Pleasant Ridge 0.101011101001110
Michigan 29

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Quality

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Better than of MI school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
University High School
2521 Bermuda
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12
Ferndale Middle School
725 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI, 48220
06-08
Ferndale Adult Education School
21131 Garden Ln
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12
Ferndale High School
881 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12
Ferndale Upper Elementary Campus School
24220 Rosewood St
Oak Park, MI, 48237
KG-06
Ferndale Lower Elementary Campus School
2610 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI, 48220
KG-03
Tri County Educational Center School
21131 Garden Lane
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 60.6% 42.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 54.7% 36.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.0% 5.5%

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