Manistee, Michigan is a small town with a population of just over 6,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 43, skews older than most cities in Michigan. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 66% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $583 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Manistee will save around $3,500 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 17 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Manistee residents know that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (37%) drive to work, while public transportation isn't used much. Walking (3%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
There are three primary industries in Manistee: entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries account for 19% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, making it the top profession in the town. Manistee workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $51K, less than the state average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Manistee has a large number of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (10%). In addition, 11% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 6% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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