White Lake is a medium-sized township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 30,950 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, White Lake is the 43rd largest community in Michigan.
White Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although White Lake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some townships where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, White Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, White Lake is a township of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in White Lake who work in sales jobs (12.74%), management occupations (12.01%), and office and administrative support (9.63%).
Also of interest is that White Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in White Lake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
White Lake is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The township’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, White Lake’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in White Lake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.06 minutes every day commuting to work.
White Lake is a decent-sized township, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the township has no real transit system.
The education level of White Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.09% of adults in White Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in White Lake in 2018 was $38,281, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,124 for a family of four. However, White Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call White Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of White Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in White Lake include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in White Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.