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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.07% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Despite being a small city, Swartz Creek has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Swartz Creek are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.49% of adults in Swartz Creek have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

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.