Tekonsha is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 666 people and just one neighborhood, Tekonsha is the 536th largest community in Michigan. Tekonsha has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Tekonsha is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.46% of the Tekonsha workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Tekonsha is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tekonsha who work in maintenance occupations (11.72%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and food service (7.69%).
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Tekonsha is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small village, Tekonsha doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Tekonsha with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tekonsha in 2018 was $22,973, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,892 for a family of four. However, Tekonsha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Tekonsha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tekonsha residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Tekonsha include German, English, Irish, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Tekonsha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 44 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Tekonsha are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 29.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 31.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.3%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Tekonsha, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (3.7%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.