Ecorse, MI
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Ecorse is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 9,257 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ecorse is the 121st largest community in Michigan.

When you are in Ecorse, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.03% of Ecorse’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ecorse is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ecorse who work in office and administrative support (15.26%), sales jobs (8.86%), and food service (8.34%).

The percentage of people in Ecorse with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.12% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ecorse in 2010 was $15,449, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,796 for a family of four. Ecorse also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Ecorse is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ecorse home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ecorse residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Ecorse also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ecorse include German, Polish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Ecorse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.