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, Standish isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Standish are a mix 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 (13.13%), office and administrative support (10.23%), and food service (8.49%).

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

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Standish has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Standish has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Standish than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Standish may be for you.

In Standish, just 9.86% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Standish in 2010 was $16,516, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,064 for a family of four. Standish also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.05% 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Standish include Polish, Irish, 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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