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, Adrian isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Adrian are a mix 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.

One of the benefits of Adrian is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Adrian citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.08% of adults in Adrian 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.