Mackinac Island is a tiny city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 489 people and just one neighborhood, Mackinac Island is the 559th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Mackinac Island is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mackinac Island is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mackinac Island who work in food service (19.22%), office and administrative support (18.38%) and management occupations (13.09%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Mackinac Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mackinac Island spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Even though Mackinac Island is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.