White Lake, MI
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White Lake is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 30,976 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 (12.74%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and management occupations (11.68%).

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.

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

The overall education level of White Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.68% of adults in White Lake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in White Lake in 2010 was $34,260, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,040 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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in White Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.