Lapeer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,535 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lapeer is the 129th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lapeer is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.75% of the Lapeer workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lapeer is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lapeer who work in sales jobs (9.61%), food service (9.04%), and management occupations (8.95%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lapeer rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.93% of adults 25 and older in Lapeer 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 Lapeer in 2018 was $22,812, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,248 for a family of four. However, Lapeer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lapeer is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lapeer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lapeer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lapeer include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lapeer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.