Britton is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 572 people and just one neighborhood, Britton is the 557th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Britton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in Britton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.41% of Britton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Britton is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Britton who work in office and administrative support (11.78%), management occupations (8.75%), and healthcare (8.42%).
Britton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Britton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Britton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Britton, the average commute to work is 34.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Britton 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 citizens of Britton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.27% of adults in Britton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Britton in 2018 was $28,252, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,008 for a family of four. However, Britton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Britton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Britton residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Britton include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Britton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.1% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Michigan. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish 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 Britton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 34.6% 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 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.4%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households.
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 Britton, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (3.4%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.3%) 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 (7.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.