Gibraltar is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,943 people and just one neighborhood, Gibraltar is the 194th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities, Gibraltar isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gibraltar are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gibraltar is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gibraltar who work in management occupations (10.88%), healthcare (9.36%), and sales jobs (8.83%).
Gibraltar is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Gibraltar citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.83% of adults 25 and older in Gibraltar have a college degree.
The per capita income in Gibraltar in 2018 was $34,046, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,184 for a family of four. However, Gibraltar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gibraltar is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gibraltar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gibraltar residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gibraltar include German, Polish, Irish, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Gibraltar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Tagalog.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
The neighborhood stands out within Michigan for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 9.0% of college-friendly places to live in MI.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 13.6% have Polish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Gibraltar are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 79.9% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 33.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.8%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.5%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Gibraltar, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.3%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (7.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.