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, Gaylord isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gaylord are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gaylord is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaylord who work in food service (15.63%), office and administrative support (13.36%), and sales jobs (12.45%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gaylord has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gaylord has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gaylord than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gaylord may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gaylord spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Gaylord with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.64% of adults in Gaylord have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gaylord in 2010 was $21,555, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,220 for a family of four. However, Gaylord contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 French .

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

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