Sawyer, MI
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Sawyer is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,008 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sawyer is the 195th largest community in Michigan.

Sawyer real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Sawyer house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Sawyer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sawyer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sawyer is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sawyer who work in sales jobs (15.56%), office and administrative support (12.41%), and management occupations (9.37%).

Also of interest is that Sawyer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another notable thing is that Sawyer is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’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.

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

In terms of college education, Sawyer is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.76% of adults in Sawyer have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sawyer in 2010 was $33,486, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,944 for a family of four. However, Sawyer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Sawyer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sawyer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sawyer include Irish, English, Swedish, and Polish.

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