Mio, MI
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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.

Mio is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mio is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mio who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), food service (13.78%), and sales jobs (11.60%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.17% 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.

Another notable thing is that Mio is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mio has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mio has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mio than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mio may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mio spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.97 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

In Mio, just 9.24% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mio in 2010 was $16,542, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,168 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 English, Irish, Polish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Mio is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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