East China is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,232 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East China is the 156th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East China is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East China is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East China who work in management occupations (13.65%), sales jobs (11.91%), and office and administrative support (9.75%).
Because of many things, East China is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East China a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East China has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East China’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) East China has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. East China has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East China than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East China may be for you.
One downside of living in East China, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.15 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of East China are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.84% of adults in East China having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in East China in 2018 was $36,972, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,888 for a family of four. However, East China contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East China home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East China residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East China include German, Irish, Polish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in East China is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.