Marquette is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 21,297 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Marquette is the 63rd largest community in Michigan.
Marquette is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marquette is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marquette who work in office and administrative support (13.05%), food service (12.78%), and sales jobs (9.57%).
Because Marquette has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Marquette lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Marquette is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Marquette people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Marquette spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.77 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Marquette are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.85% of adults in Marquette have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Marquette in 2010 was $21,052, 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 $84,208 for a family of four. However, Marquette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Marquette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marquette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Marquette include Irish, English, Finnish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Marquette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.