West Olive, MI
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West Olive is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 9,572 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Olive is the 128th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Olive is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Olive is a town of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Olive who work in management occupations (10.47%), office and administrative support (8.83%), and maintenance occupations (7.69%).

West Olive’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe 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 23.70% of adults in West Olive having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Olive in 2010 was $26,376, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,504 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. West Olive also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Olive include German, English, Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in West Olive is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).

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