Grand Ledge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,854 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Grand Ledge is the 148th largest community in Michigan.
Grand Ledge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Ledge is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Ledge who work in management occupations (13.11%), office and administrative support (13.10%), and sales jobs (10.79%).
Also of interest is that Grand Ledge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Grand Ledge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Grand Ledge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Grand Ledge is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.81% of adults in Grand Ledge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Ledge in 2018 was $36,870, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,480 for a family of four. However, Grand Ledge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grand Ledge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Ledge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Ledge include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Grand Ledge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.