Hillsdale, MI
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Living in Hillsdale


Hillsdale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,036 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hillsdale is the 139th largest community in Michigan. Hillsdale has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Hillsdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hillsdale is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsdale who work in teaching (10.96%), office and administrative support (9.28%), and food service (9.06%).

Of important note, Hillsdale is also a city of artists. Hillsdale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hillsdale’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.29% 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.

Hillsdale is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Hillsdale enrolled in college, Hillsdale has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hillsdale spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Hillsdale is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.27% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hillsdale in 2018 was $20,734, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,936 for a family of four. However, Hillsdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hillsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hillsdale include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hillsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.


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