Ishpeming, MI
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Ishpeming is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,483 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ishpeming is the 164th largest community in Michigan. Ishpeming has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Ishpeming is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ishpeming is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ishpeming who work in office and administrative support (16.68%), food service (9.80%), and sales jobs (8.10%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ishpeming has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ishpeming has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ishpeming than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ishpeming may be for you.

One of the benefits of Ishpeming is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Ishpeming is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.50% of adults 25 and older in Ishpeming have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ishpeming in 2010 was $19,080, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,320 for a family of four.

The people who call Ishpeming home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ishpeming residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ishpeming include English, Italian, German, and French .

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

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