Mio is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,768 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mio is the 376th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mio is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mio is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mio who work in office and administrative support (21.70%), food service (18.11%), and sales jobs (9.05%).
Another notable thing is that Mio is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Mio’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town 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, Mio has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mio a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Mio is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Mio have a very low rate of college education: just 9.96% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Mio in 2010 was $15,417, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,668 for a family of four.
The people who call Mio home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mio residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mio include Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mio is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and Spanish.