Ypsilanti is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 20,171 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Ypsilanti is the 69th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ypsilanti is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ypsilanti is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ypsilanti who work in office and administrative support (10.88%), food service (9.88%), and sales jobs (9.35%).
Also of interest is that Ypsilanti has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Ypsilanti is a college town. There are a lot of students in Ypsilanti attending college, and as a result Ypsilanti provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Ypsilanti is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Ypsilanti, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Ypsilanti citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.14% of adults in Ypsilanti have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ypsilanti in 2018 was $29,719, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,876 for a family of four. However, Ypsilanti contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ypsilanti is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ypsilanti home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ypsilanti residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ypsilanti include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Ypsilanti is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.