Inkster, MI
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Inkster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 24,672 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Inkster is the 52nd largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Inkster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Inkster is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Inkster who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), food service (9.44%), and sales jobs (8.67%).

The rate of college-level education in Inkster is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.39% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Inkster in 2010 was $15,277, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,108 for a family of four. Inkster also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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