Laingsburg is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,424 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Laingsburg is the 417th largest community in Michigan. Laingsburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Laingsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laingsburg is a city of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Laingsburg who work in management occupations (9.21%), business and financial occupations (8.73%), and sales jobs (6.83%).
Also of interest is that Laingsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
As is often the case in a small city, Laingsburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Laingsburg citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.73% of adults 25 and older in Laingsburg have a college degree.
The per capita income in Laingsburg in 2018 was $22,855, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,420 for a family of four. However, Laingsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Laingsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laingsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Laingsburg include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Laingsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.