White Pigeon is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,716 people and just one neighborhood, White Pigeon is the 382nd largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in White Pigeon was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in White Pigeon, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 57.02% of White Pigeon’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, White Pigeon is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in White Pigeon who work in office and administrative support (10.11%), sales jobs (8.85%), and management occupations (7.30%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) White Pigeon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. White Pigeon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in White Pigeon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, White Pigeon may be for you.
White Pigeon is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in White Pigeon is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.25% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in White Pigeon in 2018 was $27,743, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,972 for a family of four. However, White Pigeon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call White Pigeon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of White Pigeon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in White Pigeon include German, European, English, Polish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in White Pigeon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in White Pigeon, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in White Pigeon are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 68.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 39.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.9%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Spanish and German/Yiddish.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in White Pigeon, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.