Bancroft is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 476 people and just one neighborhood, Bancroft is the 574th largest community in Michigan. Bancroft has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in Bancroft, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.59% of Bancroft’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bancroft is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bancroft who work in office and administrative support (19.91%), food service (8.85%), and sales jobs (6.19%).
Also of interest is that Bancroft has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Bancroft’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Bancroft, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.02 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small village, Bancroft does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Bancroft, just 10.36% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bancroft in 2018 was $28,723, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,892 for a family of four. However, Bancroft contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bancroft home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bancroft residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bancroft include German, English, French, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bancroft is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 14.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Michigan. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.9% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Bancroft are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 63.4% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 38.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.3%), and 13.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Bancroft, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.9%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (88.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.