Manistee, MI
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Manistee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,084 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Manistee is the 168th largest community in Michigan. Manistee has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Manistee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Manistee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Manistee who work in sales jobs (16.28%), office and administrative support (9.36%), and teaching (6.46%).

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

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 16.49 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Manistee is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.24% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manistee in 2010 was $22,688, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,752 for a family of four. However, Manistee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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