Ionia, MI
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Ionia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,372 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ionia is the 100th largest community in Michigan. Ionia has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Ionia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ionia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ionia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ionia who work in office and administrative support (17.10%), sales jobs (9.76%), and food service (7.41%).

The citizens of Ionia have a very low rate of college education: just 9.76% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Ionia in 2010 was $13,284, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,136 for a family of four.

Ionia is a very 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. Important ancestries of people in Ionia include English, Irish, Polish, and Dutch.

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