Indian River is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,927 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Indian River is the 359th largest community in Michigan.
Indian River real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Indian River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Indian River isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Indian River are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indian River is a town of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian River who work in management occupations (18.12%), food service (16.81%), and sales jobs (12.61%).
Another notable thing is that Indian River is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents will find that the town 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, Indian River is worth considering.
Being a small town, Indian River does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Indian River is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.09% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Indian River in 2010 was $28,133, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,532 for a family of four. However, Indian River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Indian River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indian River residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Indian River include English, European, Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Indian River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and African languages.