Rapid River is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,344 people and just one neighborhood, Rapid River is the 322nd largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rapid River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rapid River is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rapid River who work in office and administrative support (11.52%), sales jobs (9.95%) and food service (8.17%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Rapid River 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, Rapid River’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Rapid River is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town 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, Rapid River is worth considering.