Allegan, MI
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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. Allegan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Allegan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Allegan are a mix 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 (19.14%), sales jobs (10.64%), and maintenance occupations (9.28%).

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Allegan rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.90% of adults 25 and older in Allegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Allegan in 2010 was $19,318, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,272 for a family of four. However, Allegan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Polish.

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

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