Swartz Creek, MI
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Swartz Creek is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,557 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Swartz Creek is the 178th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Swartz Creek isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Swartz Creek are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Swartz Creek is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swartz Creek who work in office and administrative support (10.70%), management occupations (9.85%), and healthcare (8.96%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In Swartz Creek, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Swartz Creek is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Swartz Creek rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.49% of adults 25 and older in Swartz Creek 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 Swartz Creek in 2010 was $24,206, 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 $96,824 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 English, Irish, Polish, and Finnish.

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