Jenison, MI
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Living in Jenison


Jenison is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 17,475 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jenison is the 74th largest community in Michigan.

Jenison is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jenison is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenison who work in office and administrative support (12.10%), sales jobs (11.09%), and management occupations (8.55%).

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.

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.

The percentage of people in Jenison who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.41% of adults in Jenison have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jenison in 2018 was $29,379, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,516 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.