Ann Arbor is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 123,851 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, Ann Arbor is the fifth largest community in Michigan.
Ann Arbor home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Ann Arbor real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ann Arbor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ann Arbor is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ann Arbor who work in teaching (20.14%), management occupations (9.65%), and healthcare (8.96%).
Also of interest is that Ann Arbor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Ann Arbor has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Ann Arbor is also a city of artists. Ann Arbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ann Arbor’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.35% 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.
Ann Arbor is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Ann Arbor is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Ann Arbor a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Ann Arbor a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Ann Arbor use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Ann Arbor‘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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ann Arbor, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ann Arbor is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 77.26% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ann Arbor in 2018 was $44,710, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,840 for a family of four. However, Ann Arbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ann Arbor is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ann Arbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ann Arbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ann Arbor include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ann Arbor's cultural character, accounting for 19.66% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Ann Arbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.