Grass Lake is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,153 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grass Lake is the 457th largest community in Michigan.
Grass Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Grass Lake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grass Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grass Lake is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grass Lake who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), management occupations (11.98%), and sales jobs (7.51%).
Of important note, Grass Lake is also a village of artists. Grass Lake has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Grass Lake’s character.
Also of interest is that Grass Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Grass Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Grass Lake a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Grass Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Grass Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Grass Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Grass Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.86% of adults in Grass Lake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Grass Lake in 2010 was $33,056, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,224 for a family of four. However, Grass Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grass Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grass Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grass Lake include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Grass Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.