East Tawas is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,747 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Tawas is the 298th largest community in Michigan.
East Tawas is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Tawas is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Tawas who work in sales jobs (20.43%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and maintenance occupations (7.65%).
A relatively large number of people in East Tawas telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.13% 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 Tawas is worth considering.
One of the benefits of East Tawas is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, East Tawas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of East Tawas are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.85% of adults in East Tawas having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Tawas in 2010 was $28,807, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,228 for a family of four. However, East Tawas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East Tawas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Tawas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Tawas include Irish, French , English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Tawas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.