Allegan is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,020 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Allegan is the 196th largest community in Michigan. Allegan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
When you are in Allegan, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.50% of Allegan’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Allegan is a city of managers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Allegan who work in business and financial occupations (9.52%), management occupations (8.67%), and office and administrative support (7.40%).
As is often the case in a small city, Allegan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Allegan are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.49% of adults in Allegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Allegan in 2018 was $20,723, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,892 for a family of four. However, Allegan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Allegan is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Allegan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Allegan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Allegan include German, Dutch, Irish, European, and English.
The most common language spoken in Allegan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.