Mackinaw City is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 802 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mackinaw City is the 507th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages, Mackinaw City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mackinaw City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mackinaw City is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mackinaw City who work in food service (21.29%), sales jobs (13.31%), and management occupations (12.17%).
Another notable thing is that Mackinaw City is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mackinaw City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mackinaw City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.89 minutes getting to work every day.
Despite the fact that it is a small village, Mackinaw City has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly a ferryboat - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.
The percentage of adults in Mackinaw City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.81% of the adults in Mackinaw City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mackinaw City in 2010 was $21,877, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,508 for a family of four. However, Mackinaw City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mackinaw City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Mackinaw City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mackinaw City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mackinaw City include English, French , Polish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Mackinaw City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.