Michigan City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 31,056 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Michigan City is the 28th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Michigan City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Michigan City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Michigan City who work in sales jobs (11.47%), office and administrative support (11.30%), and food service (9.47%).
The percentage of adults in Michigan City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.59% of adults in Michigan City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Michigan City in 2010 was $20,279, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,116 for a family of four. However, Michigan City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Michigan City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Michigan City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Michigan City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Michigan City include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Michigan City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.