Jones is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,121 people and just one neighborhood, Jones is the 337th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Jones is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.55% of the Jones workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Jones is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jones who work in management occupations (13.28%), office and administrative support (8.78%), and sales jobs (7.66%).
As is often the case in a small town, Jones doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Jones rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.06% of adults 25 and older in Jones have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Jones in 2018 was $32,115, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,460 for a family of four. However, Jones contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Jones home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jones residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Jones include German, English, Irish, Polish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Jones is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
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Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 43 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Jones are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 10.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 35.2% 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 33.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.4%), and 11.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.3%).
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 Jones, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.