Zeeland, MI
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Zeeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,626 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Zeeland is the 185th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Zeeland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zeeland is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Zeeland who work in office and administrative support (10.16%), sales jobs (9.77%), and management occupations (9.43%).

One of the benefits of Zeeland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.79 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Zeeland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.86% of adults in Zeeland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Zeeland in 2010 was $24,200, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,800 for a family of four. However, Zeeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Zeeland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Zeeland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Zeeland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Zeeland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Zeeland include German, English, Irish, and French .

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