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.
Southgate is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Southgate is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Southgate who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), sales jobs (9.68%), and management occupations (6.37%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Southgate rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.99% 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 $26,042, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,168 for a family of four. However, Southgate contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Southgate is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Southgate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.