Spring Arbor is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,916 people and just one neighborhood, Spring Arbor is the 280th largest community in Michigan.
Spring Arbor is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Spring Arbor is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Arbor who work in teaching (18.35%), office and administrative support (13.91%), and personal care services (13.74%).
Of important note, Spring Arbor is also a town of artists. Spring Arbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Spring Arbor’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.00% 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.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Spring Arbor. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Spring Arbor.
The overall crime rate in Spring Arbor is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Spring Arbor 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 education level of Spring Arbor ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Spring Arbor, 45.02% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Spring Arbor in 2018 was $23,277, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,108 for a family of four. However, Spring Arbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Spring Arbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Arbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Spring Arbor include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Spring Arbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Spring Arbor, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
An extraordinary 15.5% of the residents of the neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Michigan. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 19.4% have English ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.7% 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 Spring Arbor are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 68.3% of America'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, 37.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.5%), and 15.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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 Spring Arbor, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.5%), 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 (43.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (10.1%) and 8.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.