Jenison is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 16,640 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jenison is the 75th largest community in Michigan.
Also of interest is that Jenison has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Jenison is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Jenison’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small town, Jenison does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Jenison who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.92% of adults in Jenison have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jenison in 2018 was $32,737, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,948 for a family of four. However, Jenison contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Jenison home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jenison residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jenison include Dutch, German, English, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Jenison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.