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White Lake, MI
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White Lake profile

Living in White Lake

White Lake is a medium-sized township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 31,043 people and nine associated 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.

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 10.75% 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.

Because of many things, White Lake 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, White Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is White Lake 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.

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 32.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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 33.28% of adults in White Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in White Lake in 2018 was $44,052, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,208 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, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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