Sault Ste. Marie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 13,827 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sault Ste. Marie is the 86th largest community in Michigan.
Sault Ste. Marie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sault Ste. Marie is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sault Ste. Marie who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (11.01%), and teaching (9.41%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Sault Ste. Marie, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Sault Ste. Marie provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One of the benefits of Sault Ste. Marie is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.46 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Sault Ste. Marie are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.33% of adults in Sault Ste. Marie having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sault Ste. Marie in 2010 was $19,930, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,720 for a family of four.
Sault Ste. Marie is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sault Ste. Marie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sault Ste. Marie residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sault Ste. Marie include Irish, English, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sault Ste. Marie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.