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Southgate, MI
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Southgate profile


Living in Southgate



Southgate is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 29,699 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Southgate is the 44th largest community in Michigan.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.88% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Southgate is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.78% of adults 25 and older in Southgate have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southgate in 2018 was $32,966, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,864 for a family of four. However, Southgate contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Southgate is a very 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. Southgate also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Southgate include German, Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

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