Harbor Springs, MI
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Harbor Springs is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,201 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harbor Springs is the 454th largest community in Michigan. Harbor Springs has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Harbor Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Harbor Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harbor Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harbor Springs is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harbor Springs who work in sales jobs (14.06%), office and administrative support (11.41%), and management occupations (11.14%).

Another notable thing is that Harbor Springs is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.90 minutes getting to work every day.

Harbor Springs is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Harbor Springs are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.16% of adults in Harbor Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harbor Springs in 2010 was $39,616, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,464 for a family of four. However, Harbor Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harbor Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harbor Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harbor Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Harbor Springs include English, Irish, French , and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Harbor Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and German.

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