Zeeland, MI

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Living in Zeeland

Zeeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,564 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Zeeland is the 185th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Zeeland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Zeeland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zeeland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Zeeland who work in office and administrative support (10.20%), management occupations (8.89%), and sales jobs (8.52%).

Because of many things, Zeeland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Zeeland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Zeeland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.56 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Zeeland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.21% of adults in Zeeland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Zeeland in 2010 was $29,098, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,392 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. Important ancestries of people in Zeeland include Dutch, German, English, Irish, and Polish.

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