West Olive is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,020 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Olive is the 128th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, West Olive is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.09% of the West Olive workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, West Olive is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Olive who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), management occupations (8.19%), and maintenance occupations (6.40%).
Because of many things, West Olive is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West Olive really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Olive perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town 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, West Olive is worth considering.
The citizens of West Olive are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.45% of adults in West Olive having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Olive in 2010 was $32,795, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,180 for a family of four. However, West Olive contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Olive is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Olive home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Olive residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Olive include Dutch, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Olive is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.