Martin is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 405 people and just one neighborhood, Martin is the 597th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Martin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in Martin, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 56.00% of Martin’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Martin is a village of production and manufacturing workers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Martin who work in office and administrative support (10.55%), sales jobs (5.45%), and healthcare (5.45%).
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, Martin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Martin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The citizens of Martin are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.01% of adults in Martin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Martin in 2018 was $30,178, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,712 for a family of four. However, Martin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Martin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Martin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Martin include Dutch, German, English, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Martin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Martin, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Martin are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 50.3% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 38.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.0%), and 15.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.5% of households. Some people also speak Polish (4.0%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Martin, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dutch (19.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report English roots (13.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (89.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.