Ypsilanti, MI

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Living in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 20,995 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Ypsilanti is the 69th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Ypsilanti isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ypsilanti are a mix 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.

Ypsilanti is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Ypsilanti enrolled in college, Ypsilanti has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Ypsilanti use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Ypsilanti‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Ypsilanti is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.14% of adults in Ypsilanti have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ypsilanti in 2010 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.