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Jerome, MI

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Overview


Jerome is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,442 people and just one neighborhood, Jerome is the 316th largest community in Michigan.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Jerome is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.55% of the Jerome workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Jerome is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jerome who work in healthcare (12.46%), management occupations (9.16%), and sales jobs (7.99%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Jerome is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Jerome’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jerome has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jerome has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jerome than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jerome may be for you.

One downside of living in Jerome is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jerome, the average commute to work is 40.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Jerome does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Jerome are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.24% of adults in Jerome having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jerome in 2018 was $49,041, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,164 for a family of four. However, Jerome contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Jerome home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jerome residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jerome include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Hungarian.

The most common language spoken in Jerome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Arabic.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 91.9% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 31.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 2.6% have Lebanese ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Jerome are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.7% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 38.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.0%), and 14.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Jerome, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (23.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.7%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (91.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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