Dearborn Heights, MI
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Dearborn Heights is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 56,145 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Dearborn Heights is the 25th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dearborn Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dearborn Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dearborn Heights who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (11.31%), and management occupations (6.99%).

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

The percentage of adults in Dearborn Heights who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.55% of the adults in Dearborn Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dearborn Heights in 2010 was $21,753, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,012 for a family of four. However, Dearborn Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Dearborn Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.27%.

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