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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jenison is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.

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.

The overall education level of Jenison is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.41% of adults 25 and older in the town 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.