Rockwood, MI
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Rockwood is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,199 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rockwood is the 271st largest community in Michigan.

When you are in Rockwood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.73% of Rockwood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Rockwood is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockwood who work in office and administrative support (8.39%), food service (7.12%), and management occupations (7.12%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Rockwood 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. Rockwood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rockwood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rockwood may be for you.

The rate of college-level education in Rockwood is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.15% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockwood in 2010 was $28,078, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,312 for a family of four. However, Rockwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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