Allegan, MI
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Living in Allegan

Allegan is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,222 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Allegan is the 188th largest community in Michigan. Allegan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Allegan is a blue-collar town, with 38.93% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Allegan is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Allegan who work in sales jobs (9.06%), office and administrative support (7.85%), and business and financial occupations (7.08%).

As is often the case in a small city, Allegan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Allegan with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.28% of adults in Allegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Allegan in 2018 was $19,269, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,076 for a family of four. However, Allegan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Allegan is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Allegan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Allegan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Allegan include German, Dutch, Irish, English, and European.

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