Gaylord, MI
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Gaylord is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,660 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Gaylord is the 254th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gaylord is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gaylord is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaylord who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (12.82%), and food service (11.26%).

Of important note, Gaylord is also a city of artists. Gaylord has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gaylord’s character.

Also of interest is that Gaylord has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Gaylord is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.59 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.

In terms of college education, Gaylord is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.07% of adults 25 and older in Gaylord have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gaylord in 2010 was $20,837, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,348 for a family of four.

The people who call Gaylord home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gaylord residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Gaylord include Polish, Irish, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Gaylord is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.

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