Leslie is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,925 people and just one neighborhood, Leslie is the 359th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Leslie was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Leslie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Leslie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leslie is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leslie who work in office and administrative support (16.52%), maintenance occupations (6.87%), and food service (6.87%).
As is often the case in a small city, Leslie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Leslie with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.44% of adults in Leslie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leslie in 2018 was $25,913, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,652 for a family of four. However, Leslie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Leslie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leslie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Leslie include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Leslie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Leslie, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Leslie are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.8% 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, 33.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.1%), and 17.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.6%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Leslie, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.1%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.
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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.5%) 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 (6.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.