Elk Rapids is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,622 people and just one neighborhood, Elk Rapids is the 400th largest community in Michigan.
Real Estate Prices
Elk Rapids real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Elk Rapids house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Elk Rapids is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elk Rapids is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk Rapids who work in sales jobs (14.03%), office and administrative support (12.09%) and management occupations (8.96%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the village 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, Elk Rapids is worth considering.
Being a small village, Elk Rapids does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.