Jenison, MI
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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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenison who work in office and administrative support (13.71%), management occupations (10.21%), and sales jobs (10.01%).

Because of many things, Jenison is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jenison a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jenison has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jenison’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Jenison is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.23% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jenison in 2010 was $25,205, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,820 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 German, English, Irish, and Polish.

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