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 (12.95%), sales jobs (9.18%), and management occupations (9.08%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Jenison really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Jenison perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The overall education level of Jenison is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.25% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jenison in 2010 was $26,988, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,952 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, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Jenison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.