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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Escanaba is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.44%), sales jobs (10.49%), and food service (10.26%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Escanaba spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Escanaba rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.38% of adults 25 and older in Escanaba have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Escanaba in 2010 was $19,606, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,424 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 Spanish and Arabic.