White Lake, MI
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White Lake is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 31,400 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, White Lake is the 44th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in White Lake who work in sales jobs (13.07%), management occupations (11.11%), and office and administrative support (9.33%).

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.

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 town’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 is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in White Lake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In White Lake, the average commute to work is 33.64 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

White Lake is a decent-sized town, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the town has no real transit system.

In terms of college education, White Lake is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.77% of adults in White Lake have a college degree.

The per capita income in White Lake in 2010 was $36,754, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,016 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in White Lake include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in White Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.