Sturgis is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,861 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sturgis is the 102nd largest community in Michigan.
Sturgis is a blue-collar town, with 48.39% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (8.36%), sales jobs (8.16%), and healthcare suport services (5.18%).
One of the benefits of Sturgis is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.41 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.
The citizens of Sturgis have a very low rate of college education: just 9.58% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Sturgis in 2018 was $19,550, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,200 for a family of four. However, Sturgis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 24.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sturgis include German, European, Irish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Sturgis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.