Allendale is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 18,383 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Allendale is the 73rd largest community in Michigan. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Allendale, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Allendale, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Allendale’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Allendale does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $53,214.00.
Allendale real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Allendale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Allendale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Allendale is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Allendale who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), sales jobs (11.41%), and food service (10.06%).
Also of interest is that Allendale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Allendale is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Allendale area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Allendale maintain a good economy.
The education level of Allendale citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.74% of adults in Allendale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Allendale in 2018 was $19,306, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,224 for a family of four. However, Allendale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Allendale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Allendale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Allendale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Allendale include German, Dutch, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Allendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.