Spring Arbor is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,882 people and just one neighborhood, Spring Arbor is the 295th largest community in Michigan.
Occupations and Workforce
Spring Arbor is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Spring Arbor is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Arbor who work in sales jobs (15.49%), teaching (12.99%) and food service (12.49%).
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.
Also of interest is that Spring Arbor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Spring Arbor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.40% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Spring Arbor is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Spring Arbor to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Spring Arbor’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One of the benefits of Spring Arbor is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.19 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.