Scotts is a tiny town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 187 people and just one neighborhood, Scotts is the 647th largest community in Michigan. Scotts has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Scotts is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Scotts is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scotts who work in maintenance occupations (26.98%), food service (23.81%), and sales jobs (15.87%).
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!) Scotts 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. Scotts has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Scotts than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Scotts may be for you.
Scotts is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Scotts with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.05% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Scotts in 2018 was $19,188, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,752 for a family of four. However, Scotts contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Scotts home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scotts residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Scotts include English, German, Irish, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Scotts is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Russian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Scotts are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 44.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.4%), and 9.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.3% of households. Some people also speak Korean (2.5%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Scotts, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (5.8%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.