Dearborn, MI
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Dearborn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 94,444 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Dearborn is the eighth largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Dearborn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dearborn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dearborn is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dearborn who work in sales jobs (12.29%), office and administrative support (12.08%), and management occupations (7.43%).

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

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Dearborn is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Dearborn area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Dearborn is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.93% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dearborn in 2010 was $21,646, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,584 for a family of four. However, Dearborn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dearborn is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dearborn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dearborn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dearborn include Other Arab, German, Polish, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Dearborn's cultural character, accounting for 27.31% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Dearborn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.