Sturgis, MI
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Sturgis is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,896 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sturgis is the 102nd largest community in Michigan.

When you are in Sturgis, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 44.62% of Sturgis’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Sturgis is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sturgis who work in office and administrative support (9.33%), sales jobs (7.97%), and management occupations (5.92%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.04 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Sturgis rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.33% of adults 25 and older in Sturgis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Sturgis in 2010 was $18,698, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,792 for a family of four.

Sturgis is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sturgis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sturgis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sturgis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sturgis include English, Irish, Polish, and French .

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