Channing is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,729 people and just one neighborhood, Channing is the 385th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Channing is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Channing is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Channing who work in office and administrative support (9.52%), sales jobs (8.37%) and healthcare (7.79%).
A relatively large number of people in Channing telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.33% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Another notable thing is that Channing is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Channing’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Channing’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Channing is worth considering.