Southgate, MI
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Southgate is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 29,293 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Southgate is the 43rd largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Southgate isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Southgate are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southgate is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southgate who work in office and administrative support (17.26%), sales jobs (10.53%), and management occupations (6.28%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Southgate rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.32% of adults 25 and older in Southgate have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Southgate in 2010 was $26,048, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,192 for a family of four. However, Southgate contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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