Gladstone is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,830 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gladstone is the 197th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Gladstone was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Gladstone isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gladstone are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gladstone is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gladstone who work in sales jobs (13.72%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and food service (9.21%).
Also of interest is that Gladstone has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gladstone spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Gladstone citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.18% of adults in Gladstone have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gladstone in 2010 was $22,544, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,176 for a family of four. However, Gladstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gladstone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gladstone residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Gladstone include Irish, Swedish, French , and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Gladstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.