Chelsea, MI
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Chelsea profile

Living in Chelsea

Chelsea is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,393 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chelsea is the 179th largest community in Michigan.

Chelsea real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Chelsea house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Of important note, Chelsea is also a city of artists. Chelsea has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chelsea’s character.

Also of interest is that Chelsea has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

If knowledge is power, Chelsea is a pretty powerful place. 51.25% of the adults in Chelsea have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Chelsea in 2018 was $48,646, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,584 for a family of four.

The people who call Chelsea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chelsea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chelsea include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Chelsea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.