Standish, MI


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Standish is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,452 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Standish is the 413th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Standish is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Standish is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Standish who work in sales jobs (13.23%), food service (10.02%), and office and administrative support (9.64%).

Standish’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Standish is worth considering.

In Standish, just 10.66% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Standish in 2010 was $15,462, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,848 for a family of four. Standish also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.91% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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