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. Belding has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belding is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belding is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belding who work in office and administrative support (16.45%), sales jobs (13.42%), and personal care services (5.96%).
In Belding, just 10.61% 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 Belding in 2010 was $17,210, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,840 for a family of four.
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.