Garden is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 218 people and just one neighborhood, Garden is the 610th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Garden, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.61% of Garden’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Garden is a village of construction workers and builders, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden who work in sales jobs (8.77%), healthcare (7.02%) and community and social services (7.02%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Garden’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Garden has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Garden a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Garden is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garden, the average commute to work is 30.42 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Garden is very much a car-oriented village. This is because the population of Garden isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.62% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small village, Garden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.