Lapeer, MI
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Lapeer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,790 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lapeer is the 129th largest community in Michigan.

When you are in Lapeer, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.46% of Lapeer’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lapeer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lapeer who work in office and administrative support (9.73%), sales jobs (9.66%), and food service (8.32%).

The citizens of Lapeer are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.47% of adults in Lapeer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lapeer in 2010 was $17,422, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,688 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 Irish, English, Polish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lapeer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.