Hesperia is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 938 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hesperia is the 478th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hesperia is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.16% of the Hesperia workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hesperia is a village of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hesperia who work in office and administrative support (9.12%), management occupations (8.81%), and maintenance occupations (8.21%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Hesperia, just 6.67% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hesperia in 2010 was $13,637, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,548 for a family of four. Hesperia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.19% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Hesperia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hesperia residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Hesperia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.76% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hesperia include English, Irish, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hesperia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.