Escanaba is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,334 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Escanaba is the 91st largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Escanaba was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Escanaba is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Escanaba is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Escanaba who work in office and administrative support (13.09%), food service (10.33%), and sales jobs (10.15%).
One of the benefits of Escanaba is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.72 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.
The percentage of adults in Escanaba who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.17% of the adults in Escanaba have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Escanaba in 2010 was $19,941, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,764 for a family of four.
The people who call Escanaba home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Escanaba residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Escanaba include German, Swedish, Irish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Escanaba is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.