Hillsdale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,186 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hillsdale is the 139th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Hillsdale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Hillsdale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.77% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 addition, Hillsdale is a college town. There are a lot of students in Hillsdale attending college, and as a result Hillsdale provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
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 16.83 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Hillsdale is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hillsdale in 2018 was $20,918, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,672 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, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hillsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.