Blanchard is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,823 people and just one neighborhood, Blanchard is the 203rd largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Blanchard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blanchard is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blanchard who work in office and administrative support (16.66%), management occupations (8.11%) and farm management occupations (7.20%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.71% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Blanchard is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Blanchard has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Blanchard a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.