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Michigan City, Indiana   Add Favorite    3 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Close to Chicago
-Cost of living and housing

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Harsh winters
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Michigan City-La Porte Metro Area


It’s kind of hard to call any place in Indiana a “beach town,” but Michigan City probably comes the closest to earning this designation. Located right on Lake Michigan and almost adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Seashore, the area picks up its share of tourist activity from Chicago and all over the Midwest in the late spring, summer and fall. Otherwise, both Michigan City and LaPorte have a strong industrial heritage, with an important but somewhat declining old-economy manufacturing base.


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Quick Facts About Michigan City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Michigan City is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Michigan City jobs have Increased by 0.72 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Michigan City's cost of living is 14.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Michigan City's population is 31,459 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.99 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Michigan City is $103,406. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.94 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Michigan City public schools spend $12,432 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Michigan City.

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  1/25/2010
Overall, not good.

HUMID and HOT in the June,July, August and bone chilling cold in Dec and Jan. Snow is just crazy...the lake effect snow machine comes right down off lake michigan and...

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  7/22/2008
High Quality of Life

Very high quality of life, but tough to find...

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  2/14/2008
Great summer beach town

We have a great city right on the south shore of Lake Michigan. Shopping, boating, restaurants, golf...everything is no more than 15 minutes away. No rush hour traffic...

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