Olivet, MI

Olivet profile

Living in Olivet

Olivet is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,762 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Olivet is the 404th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Olivet was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Olivet is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Olivet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Olivet who work in office and administrative support (17.36%), food service (11.09%), and sales jobs (10.77%).

Of important note, Olivet is also a city of artists. Olivet has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Olivet’s character.

Also of interest is that Olivet has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Olivet is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Olivet area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Olivet maintain a good economy.

Olivet is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Olivet are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.79% of adults in Olivet having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Olivet in 2018 was $14,799, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,196 for a family of four. However, Olivet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Olivet is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Olivet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olivet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Olivet include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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