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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sault Ste. Marie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.25%), sales jobs (10.96%), and teaching (8.65%).
In addition, Sault Ste. Marie is a college town. There are a lot of students in Sault Ste. Marie attending college, and as a result Sault Ste. Marie provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sault Ste. Marie spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Sault Ste. Marie overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sault Ste. Marie, 21.13% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sault Ste. Marie in 2010 was $20,287, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,148 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.