Imlay City, MI
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Imlay City is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,573 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Imlay City is the 255th largest community in Michigan.

Imlay City is a blue-collar town, with 37.85% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Imlay City is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Imlay City who work in food service (13.87%), office and administrative support (8.91%), and sales jobs (7.63%).

Also of interest is that Imlay City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Imlay City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.90% 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.

As is often the case in a small city, Imlay City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Imlay City rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.49% of adults 25 and older in Imlay City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Imlay City in 2010 was $17,560, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,240 for a family of four.

The people who call Imlay City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Imlay City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Imlay City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Imlay City include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

In addition, Imlay City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.69%).

The most common language spoken in Imlay City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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