Mecosta County, Michigan Population 2018

Mecosta County, Michigan's estimated population is 43,391 with a growth rate of 0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecosta County, Michigan is the 39th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201743,3911320.31%
201643,259870.20%
201643,1721850.43%
201542,987-161-0.37%
201443,148-57-0.13%
201343,205-252-0.58%
201243,457330.08%
201143,4245751.34%
201042,8495,54114.85%
199037,3083470.94%
198036,9618,96932.04%
197027,9926,94132.97%
196021,0512,08310.98%
195018,9682,06612.22%
194016,9021,1647.40%
193015,738-2,027-11.41%
192017,765-1,701-8.74%
191019,466-1,227-5.93%
190020,6939965.06%
189019,6975,72440.96%
188013,9738,331147.66%
18705,6424,672481.65%
18609700.00%

Mecosta County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White40,303
Black or African American1,140
Two or More Races1,023
Asian359
American Indian and Alaska Native210
Some Other Race197
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Mecosta County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Mecosta County, Michigan Median Age

35.8


Total

32.8


Male

38.3


Female

Mecosta County, Michigan Adults

There are 35,040 adults, (7,224 of which are seniors) in Mecosta County, Michigan.

Mecosta County, Michigan Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecosta County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

21,443

49.57%

Male

21,816

50.43%

Mecosta County, Michigan Households and Families

Mecosta County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mecosta County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.6%9.4%
All73.1%26.9%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Male55.5%44.5%
Female50.9%49.1%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mecosta County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,5282.5973.1
Married7,4653.0990.6
Non Family6,0951.6158.3
Female1,3393.6950.9
Male6293.8955.5

3.12

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mecosta County, Michigan Households

Mecosta County, Michigan Education

Mecosta County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8043.04%
9th to 12th Grade2,0277.65%
High School Graduate9,31235.16%
Some College6,12823.14%
Associates Degree2,5959.80%
Bachelors Degree3,45913.06%
Graduate Degree2,1578.15%

Mecosta County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,10622,5235,260
Multiple Races39935471
Hispanic36228574
Black341275119
Native American15210310
Asian12711682
Other Race94823
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 64.57%.

Mecosta County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,622$35,206$22,852
Less Than High School$18,929$18,083$19,398
High School Grad$26,164$33,382$19,056
Some College$26,485$33,955$20,655
Bachelors Degree$39,920$45,229$35,947
Graduate Degree$55,077$58,452$52,381

$28,622

Average Earnings

$35,206

Average Male

$22,852

Average Female

Mecosta County, Michigan Language

Mecosta County, Michigan Language by Age

Mecosta County, Michigan Language

96.31% of Mecosta County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.69% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,1087,99021.53%
Black82242451.58%
Hispanic82024329.63%
Multiple88819521.96%
Other19415077.32%
Asian32114745.79%
Native1994020.10%

22.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.63%

Male Poverty Rate

23.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan is Other, with 77.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan is Native, with 20.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.88%.

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.64%
High School13.75%
Some College12.83%
Bachelors or Greater8.08%

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.78%
Male Unemployed31.17%
Female Employed18.14%
Male Employed12.99%

Mecosta County, Michigan Income

Mecosta County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,827$53,934
Families$53,910$65,593
Married Families$61,145$72,996
Non Families$24,784$34,328

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Mecosta County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by War

3,265

Number of Veterans

3,096

Male Veterans

169

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,344
First Gulf War468
Second Gulf War423
Korea271
World War II191

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74882
75+755
55 to 64710
35 to 54681
18 to 34237

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1169.50%
Black747.72%
2 or More518.66%
Hispanic335.34%
Indian168.51%
Asian82.69%

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Education

10.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment Status

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment by Age

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment by Race

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mecosta County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Big Rapids104321043750.05%
Morley49349851.01%
Mecosta457455-2-0.44%
Barryton35535941.13%
Stanwood21121320.95%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990