Adrian, MI
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Adrian is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 20,691 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Adrian is the 64th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Adrian is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Adrian is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Adrian who work in office and administrative support (12.58%), sales jobs (12.31%), and food service (8.63%).

In addition, Adrian is a college town. There are a lot of students in Adrian attending college, and as a result Adrian provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.96 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Adrian overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Adrian, 21.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Adrian in 2010 was $17,124, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,496 for a family of four. However, Adrian contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Adrian is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Adrian home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Adrian residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Adrian also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Adrian include Irish, English, Polish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Adrian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.