Michigan City, Indiana is a town with a population of slightly more than 31,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 39, is fairly typical compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 59% of residents own their homes. At $776 per month, the average rent is a bit below the state average.
Michigan City has a high number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (26%) compared to the national average. Further, 12% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Michigan City residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $52K, Michigan City workers earn around $11,000 less than the average Indiana resident. Michigan City's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 21 minutes, the commute time for Michigan City residents is quicker than the state average of about 24 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 37% of workers, while public transportation isn't used widely. Few workers commute on foot.