Hale is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,518 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hale is the 257th largest community in Michigan.
When you are in Hale, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.07% of Hale’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Hale is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hale who work in sales jobs (18.94%), office and administrative support (9.23%), and healthcare (7.64%).
Another notable thing is that Hale is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Hale is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Hale 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. Hale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hale may be for you.
Hale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Hale has a very low overall level of education: only 7.66% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hale in 2010 was $20,916, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,664 for a family of four.
The people who call Hale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hale residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Hale include English, Irish, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.