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.
Hale is a blue-collar town, with 36.96% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Hale is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hale who work in sales jobs (14.41%), office and administrative support (8.91%), and maintenance occupations (7.35%).
Another notable thing is that Hale is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Hale’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Hale’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Hale has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hale a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The citizens of Hale have a very low rate of college education: just 7.93% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Hale in 2010 was $21,321, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,284 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 Irish, English, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.