Belding is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,769 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Belding is the 179th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Belding was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Belding isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Belding are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belding is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belding who work in office and administrative support (16.05%), food service (14.11%), and sales jobs (12.34%).
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Belding 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. Belding has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Belding than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Belding may be for you.
One downside of living in Belding is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Belding, the average commute to work is 30.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Belding with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.38% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belding in 2010 was $17,158, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,632 for a family of four.
Belding is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belding home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belding residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Belding include Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Belding is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.