Eaton Rapids is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,245 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Eaton Rapids is the 190th largest community in Michigan. Eaton Rapids has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eaton Rapids is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eaton Rapids is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eaton Rapids who work in office and administrative support (17.32%), business and financial occupations (6.62%), and management occupations (6.28%).
Also of interest is that Eaton Rapids has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Eaton Rapids is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.54% of adults 25 and older in Eaton Rapids have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Eaton Rapids in 2018 was $22,876, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,504 for a family of four. However, Eaton Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Eaton Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eaton Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Eaton Rapids include German, English, Irish, European, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Eaton Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.