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Mendon - Leonidas, MI

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Overview


Mendon - Leonidas is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,523 people and just one neighborhood, Mendon - Leonidas is the 249th largest community in Michigan.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Mendon - Leonidas, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.80% of Mendon - Leonidas’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mendon - Leonidas is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mendon - Leonidas who work in management occupations (10.92%), office and administrative support (7.77%), and teaching (7.64%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small town, Mendon - Leonidas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The citizens of Mendon - Leonidas are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.91% of adults in Mendon - Leonidas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Mendon - Leonidas in 2018 was $29,629, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,516 for a family of four. However, Mendon - Leonidas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Mendon - Leonidas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Mendon - Leonidas, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.9% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Mendon - Leonidas are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% 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 60.5% 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, 38.9% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.4%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish, Spanish, Polish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Mendon - Leonidas, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.0%) 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 (16.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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