Onondaga is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,996 people and just one neighborhood, Onondaga is the 275th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Onondaga is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.09% of the Onondaga workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Onondaga is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Onondaga who work in office and administrative support (12.83%), management occupations (11.26%), and business and financial occupations (5.08%).
Also of interest is that Onondaga has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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, Onondaga has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Onondaga a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Onondaga doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Onondaga are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.05% of adults in Onondaga have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Onondaga in 2018 was $31,629, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,516 for a family of four. However, Onondaga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Onondaga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Onondaga residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Onondaga include German, European, Irish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Onondaga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of particular note, 2.8% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
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 Onondaga are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 50.2% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 38.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 34.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.8%), and 13.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Onondaga, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.6%), and residents who report English roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.9%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.
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 (34.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.9%) 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 (7.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.