Holton is a very small township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,616 people and just one neighborhood, Holton is the 302nd largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Holton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.01% of the Holton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Holton is a township of production and manufacturing workers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holton who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), management occupations (9.08%), and food service (5.11%).
Overall, Holton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the township is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Holton is worth considering.
In Holton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small township, Holton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Holton, just 9.68% 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 Holton in 2018 was $28,090, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,360 for a family of four. However, Holton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Holton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Holton include German, Irish, Dutch, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Holton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Greek.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Holton, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 46.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 97.9% of American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 1.9% have Swiss ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Holton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 54.6% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 46.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 20.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.2%), and 13.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Holton, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.0%). There are also a number of people of Dutch ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.