Livonia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 93,971 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Livonia is the ninth largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Livonia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Livonia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Livonia who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), management occupations (10.96%), and sales jobs (9.34%).
Also of interest is that Livonia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Livonia is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Livonia’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Livonia are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.39% of adults in Livonia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Livonia in 2010 was $36,906, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,624 for a family of four. However, Livonia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Livonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Livonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Livonia include German, Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Livonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.