Allegan is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,071 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Allegan is the 196th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Allegan was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Allegan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Allegan is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Allegan who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), management occupations (11.12%), and sales jobs (8.23%).
Allegan is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Allegan who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.29% of the adults in Allegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Allegan in 2010 was $19,880, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,520 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Allegan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.