Harsens Island is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,191 people and just one neighborhood, Harsens Island is the 446th largest community in Michigan.
Real Estate Prices
Harsens Island real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Harsens Island house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harsens Island is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harsens Island is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harsens Island who work in management occupations (21.40%), office and administrative support (14.40%) and sales jobs (12.96%).
Of important note, Harsens Island is also a town of artists. Harsens Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Harsens Island’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Harsens Island is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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!) Harsens Island 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. Harsens Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Harsens Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Harsens Island may be for you.
One downside of living in Harsens Island, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.49 minutes every day commuting to work.
Harsens Island 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.