Swartz Creek, MI
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Swartz Creek is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,512 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Swartz Creek is the 178th largest community in Michigan.

Swartz Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Swartz Creek is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swartz Creek who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), management occupations (11.97%), and healthcare (8.18%).

Of important note, Swartz Creek is also a city of artists. Swartz Creek has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Swartz Creek’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Swartz Creek telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.93% 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.

The percentage of adults in Swartz Creek who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.38% of the adults in Swartz Creek have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Swartz Creek in 2010 was $25,537, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,148 for a family of four. However, Swartz Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Swartz Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.