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.
Mackinaw City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mackinaw City is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mackinaw City who work in sales jobs (19.48%), office and administrative support (15.91%), and management occupations (12.99%).
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.
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mackinaw City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mackinaw City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mackinaw City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mackinaw City may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mackinaw City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.79 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Mackinaw City is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.61% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mackinaw City in 2010 was $20,448, 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 $81,792 for a family of four. However, Mackinaw City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 French , English, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mackinaw City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.