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COMMUNITY TYPE

Campus and Careers

Characteristics
  • Home to universities and recent college graduates
  • Young and educated
  • More secular than the rest of America
  • Reliable Democratic voting counties

Community Type Demographics

Ethnicity

Presidential Election Results

2004
  • 55%
  • Kerry in 2004
  • Kerry
  • 44%
  • Bush in 2004
  • Bush
2008
  • 58%
  • Obama in 2008
  • Obama
  • 41%
  • McCain in 2008
  • McCain

Representative Communities

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Community Type Comparison

Education

Percent Employed in Education
  • 25%
  • College and Careers
  • College and Careers
  • 20%
  • College Graduates
  • All Counties
Percent With a Four-year College Degree
  • 16%
  • High School Graduates
  • College and Careers
  • 11%
  • College Graduates
  • All Counties
Around the Nation

In Ann Arbor, Michigan Finds Its 'Life Preserver'

Michigan is home to few bright economic spots these days -- with the exception of the college town of Ann Arbor. Ray Suarez reports.

Media Landscape Shifts Online in a Wired Town

If there is a community well positioned for the demise of a true local daily, it may be the heavily wired, tech-savvy college town of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Small Business Maintains Local Roots in Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Community of Businesses have become a local institution in Ann Arbor, Mich. And even with the success, the owners want to keep it local.

For Construction Industry, Economic Recovery Is a Slow Build

Before the economic downturn, new construction made up about 50 percent of business for a small roofing company in Andover, Mass. Since 2008, that share has fallen to 20 percent.

Akron's Goodyear Workers Have Four Years of Relative Security

Goodyear Tire and Rubber workers in Akron, Ohio, a Campus and Careers community, and at six other plants around the country are coming to work Monday under a new contract.
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