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Empire - Glen Arbor, MI

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Overview


Empire - Glen Arbor is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,662 people and just one neighborhood, Empire - Glen Arbor is the 395th largest community in Michigan.

Empire - Glen Arbor home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Empire - Glen Arbor real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Empire - Glen Arbor is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Empire - Glen Arbor is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Empire - Glen Arbor who work in management occupations (21.28%), art, media, and design (11.01%), and office and administrative support (10.64%).

Of important note, Empire - Glen Arbor is also a town of artists. Empire - Glen Arbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Empire - Glen Arbor’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 25.28% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Empire - Glen Arbor is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

In addition, Empire - Glen Arbor is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Empire - Glen Arbor is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Empire - Glen Arbor a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Empire - Glen Arbor has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Empire - Glen Arbor’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Empire - Glen Arbor is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Empire - Glen Arbor. 59.75% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Empire - Glen Arbor in 2018 was $54,929, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,716 for a family of four.

The people who call Empire - Glen Arbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Empire - Glen Arbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Empire - Glen Arbor include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and French.

The most common language spoken in Empire - Glen Arbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Empire - Glen Arbor, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you are planning to retire in Michigan, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Michigan, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.9% of neighborhoods in MI. If a Michigan retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 70.9%, which is higher than 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 31 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 92.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the neighborhood, analysis shows that 25.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 3.0% have Swiss ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Empire - Glen Arbor are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 53.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.2%), and 11.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Empire - Glen Arbor, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (21.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (19.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (6.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (68.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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