Ypsilanti is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 20,113 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Ypsilanti is the 65th largest community in Michigan.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.39% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Ypsilanti has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Ypsilanti lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Ypsilanti is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Ypsilanti people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Ypsilanti, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Ypsilanti has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Ypsilanti has quite a high level of public transit users. Ypsilanti’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
Ypsilanti is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.95% of adults in Ypsilanti have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Ypsilanti in 2018 was $27,518, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,072 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, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Ypsilanti is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.