Michiana Shores is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 305 people and just one neighborhood, Michiana Shores is the 421st largest community in Indiana.
Real Estate Prices
Michiana Shores home prices are not only among the most expensive in Indiana, but Michiana Shores real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Michiana Shores is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Michiana Shores is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Michiana Shores who work in management occupations (21.92%), teaching (15.75%) and business and financial occupations (14.38%).
Of important note, Michiana Shores is also a town of artists. Michiana Shores has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Michiana Shores’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.69% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Michiana Shores is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Michiana Shores’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Michiana Shores is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Michiana Shores’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Michiana Shores, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Michiana Shores is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.