Olivet, MI

Olivet profile

Living in Olivet

Olivet is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,762 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Olivet is the 404th largest community in Michigan. Olivet has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Olivet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Olivet are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olivet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Olivet who work in office and administrative support (17.36%), food service (11.09%), and sales jobs (10.77%).

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

Also of interest is that Olivet has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Olivet is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Olivet to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Olivet is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Olivet overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Olivet, 24.79% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Olivet in 2018 was $14,799, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,196 for a family of four. However, Olivet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Olivet is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Olivet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olivet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Olivet include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Olivet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.