Ludington, MI


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Ludington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,058 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ludington is the 144th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Ludington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ludington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ludington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ludington who work in sales jobs (11.33%), office and administrative support (10.67%), and management occupations (9.33%).

Of important note, Ludington is also a city of artists. Ludington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ludington’s character.

Also of interest is that Ludington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.03 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Ludington citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.25% of adults in Ludington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ludington in 2010 was $22,955, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,820 for a family of four. However, Ludington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ludington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ludington residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ludington include English, Irish, Polish, and Dutch.

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

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