Ionia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 13,378 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ionia is the 88th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Ionia was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Ionia is a blue-collar town, with 42.28% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Ionia is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ionia who work in office and administrative support (12.98%), sales jobs (9.41%), and farm management occupations (5.60%).
Ionia, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In Ionia, just 11.23% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ionia in 2018 was $16,848, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,392 for a family of four. However, Ionia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ionia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ionia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ionia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ionia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ionia include German, Irish, Dutch, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Ionia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.