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. Much of the housing stock in Manistee 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, Manistee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.21%), office and administrative support (9.67%), and management occupations (8.49%).

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 17.24 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: 26.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manistee in 2010 was $22,655, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,620 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 Polish, Irish, English, and Swedish.

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

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