Baldwin is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,159 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Baldwin is the 448th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Baldwin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Baldwin is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baldwin who work in sales jobs (18.10%), law enforcement and fire fighting (17.80%), and food service (10.98%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Baldwin has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Baldwin has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Baldwin than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Baldwin may be for you.
One of the benefits of Baldwin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.95 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.
Baldwin is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Baldwin has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.52% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Baldwin in 2010 was $11,363, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,452 for a family of four. Baldwin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Baldwin is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Baldwin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Baldwin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Baldwin include English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Baldwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.