Mears is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,723 people and just one neighborhood, Mears is the 386th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Mears isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mears are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mears is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mears who work in office and administrative support (17.62%), food service (10.39%) and maintenance occupations (9.19%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.75% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Mears is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town 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 town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mears is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mears spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Mears is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.