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North Adams, MI

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Overview


North Adams is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 471 people and just one neighborhood, North Adams is the 578th largest community in Michigan. North Adams has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, North Adams is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.44% of the North Adams workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, North Adams is a village of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Adams who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), healthcare suport services (6.72%), and management occupations (5.88%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.52% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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

Residents will find that the village 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, North Adams is worth considering.

Being a small village, North Adams does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of North Adams are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.06% of adults in North Adams have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in North Adams in 2018 was $23,605, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,420 for a family of four. However, North Adams contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in North Adams is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and African languages.

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

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 North Adams are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 14.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.7% of U.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, 36.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.1%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in North Adams, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.6%) 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 (7.9%) . 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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