Ypsilanti, MI
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Ypsilanti is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 19,945 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Ypsilanti is the 69th largest community in Michigan.

Ypsilanti real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Ypsilanti house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Ypsilanti is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ypsilanti is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ypsilanti who work in office and administrative support (14.64%), food service (14.27%), and sales jobs (12.31%).

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 a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Ypsilanti to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Ypsilanti, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of Ypsilanti are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.09% of adults in Ypsilanti have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ypsilanti in 2010 was $22,346, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,384 for a family of four. However, Ypsilanti contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ypsilanti also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Ypsilanti is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.