Pentwater is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 849 people and just one neighborhood, Pentwater is the 500th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Pentwater isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pentwater are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pentwater is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pentwater who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), management occupations (12.61%) and sales jobs (10.32%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.53% 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
Another notable thing is that Pentwater is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Pentwater’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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, Pentwater is worth considering.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.76 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small village, Pentwater doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.