Oscoda, MI


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Oscoda is a tiny town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 888 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oscoda is the 484th largest community in Michigan.

Oscoda is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oscoda is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oscoda who work in healthcare (20.85%), sales jobs (15.74%), and office and administrative support (14.04%).

A relatively large number of people in Oscoda telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Oscoda is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Oscoda’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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!) Oscoda 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. Oscoda has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Oscoda than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Oscoda may be for you.

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

The overall education level of Oscoda is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.75% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oscoda in 2010 was $22,779, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,116 for a family of four. However, Oscoda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oscoda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oscoda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oscoda include English, Irish, Polish, and British.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Oscoda's cultural character, accounting for 18.22% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Oscoda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Arabic.

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