Fort Gratiot is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,858 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fort Gratiot is the 88th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Gratiot is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Gratiot is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Gratiot who work in office and administrative support (12.63%), sales jobs (10.45%), and management occupations (8.53%).
Residents will find that the town 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, Fort Gratiot is worth considering.
The population of Fort Gratiot overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fort Gratiot, 21.94% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fort Gratiot in 2010 was $28,293, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,172 for a family of four. However, Fort Gratiot contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fort Gratiot home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Gratiot residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Gratiot include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Fort Gratiot is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.