East Jordan is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,371 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Jordan is the 325th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Jordan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Jordan is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Jordan who work in sales jobs (12.56%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and food service (8.24%).
A relatively large number of people in East Jordan telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.56% 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.
Residents will find that the city 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, East Jordan is worth considering.
Being a small city, East Jordan does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In East Jordan, just 10.37% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in East Jordan in 2010 was $18,998, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,992 for a family of four. However, East Jordan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East Jordan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Jordan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Jordan include Irish, English, Polish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in East Jordan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.