Newaygo is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,957 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newaygo is the 358th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newaygo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newaygo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newaygo who work in office and administrative support (17.49%), food service (8.62%), and sales jobs (6.53%).
Of important note, Newaygo is also a city of artists. Newaygo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Newaygo’s character.
The citizens of Newaygo are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.63% of adults in Newaygo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Newaygo in 2010 was $17,039, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,156 for a family of four. However, Newaygo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Newaygo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.47% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Newaygo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newaygo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newaygo include Irish, Polish, Dutch, and English.
The most common language spoken in Newaygo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.