Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2018

Ottawa County, Michigan's estimated population is 286,383 with a growth rate of 3.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ottawa County, Michigan is the 8th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017286,3839,8003.54%
2016276,583-6,659-2.35%
2016283,2422,8031.00%
2015280,4393,1361.13%
2014277,3033,4551.26%
2013273,8483,4371.27%
2012270,4113,6411.36%
2011266,7702,6741.01%
2010264,09676,32840.65%
1990187,76830,59419.47%
1980157,17428,99322.62%
1970128,18129,46229.84%
196098,71924,96833.85%
195073,75114,09123.62%
194059,6604,8028.75%
193054,8587,19815.10%
192047,6602,3595.21%
191045,3015,63414.20%
190039,6674,30912.19%
189035,3582,2326.74%
188033,1266,47524.30%
187026,65113,436101.67%
186013,2157,628136.53%
18505,5875,3792586.06%
18402080.00%

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White249,851
Some Other Race7,630
Asian7,561
Two or More Races6,249
Black or African American4,001
American Indian and Alaska Native1,263
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

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

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Ottawa County, Michigan Median Age

34.7


Total

33.9


Male

35.6


Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Adults

There are 207,714 adults, (36,509 of which are seniors) in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Ottawa County, Michigan Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

140,297

50.73%

Male

136,286

49.27%

Ottawa County, Michigan Households and Families

Ottawa County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ottawa County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All77.2%22.8%
Male65.2%34.8%
Female59.4%40.6%
Non Family55.5%44.5%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ottawa County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All97,6872.7477.2
Married59,4913.2190
Non Family26,0101.3755.5
Female8,4273.3459.4
Male3,7593.2865.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ottawa County, Michigan Households

Ottawa County, Michigan Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3863.17%
9th to 12th Grade8,6225.08%
High School Graduate49,51229.18%
Some College37,03421.82%
Associates Degree15,5149.14%
Bachelors Degree36,14121.30%
Graduate Degree17,48810.31%

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White149,531141,16450,212
Hispanic12,0897,7031,394
Asian4,4153,3041,250
Other Race4,0962,056512
Black1,8381,740259
Multiple Races1,7021,617409
Native American817729117
Islander15

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 95.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 33.58%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,233$47,433$27,132
Less Than High School$24,510$27,806$17,472
High School Grad$30,509$37,016$21,892
Some College$35,200$46,614$24,941
Bachelors Degree$47,274$64,045$32,696
Graduate Degree$62,804$71,697$55,992

$37,233

Average Earnings

$47,433

Average Male

$27,132

Average Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

Ottawa County, Michigan Language by Age

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

90.36% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 9.64% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.39% of the population.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White226,43219,2828.52%
Hispanic24,9184,67118.75%
Asian7,3311,03914.17%
Black3,1871,01731.91%
Other7,49997212.96%
Multiple5,82192615.91%
Native1,2551108.76%
Islander241562.50%

9.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Islander, with 62.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is White, with 8.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.87%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.68%
High School7.80%
Some College6.13%
Bachelors or Greater2.34%

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.57%
Female Unemployed22.51%
Female Employed8.92%
Male Employed4.96%

Ottawa County, Michigan Income

Ottawa County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,367$77,109
Families$72,792$88,788
Married Families$80,456$97,447
Non Families$31,061$41,574

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Ottawa County, Michigan Marriage

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

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by War

13,992

Number of Veterans

13,277

Male Veterans

715

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,218
First Gulf War1,894
Second Gulf War1,734
Korea1,459
World War II1,065

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,727
75+3,594
55 to 642,752
35 to 542,660
18 to 341,259

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,2546.95%
Hispanic4913.13%
Black2558.97%
2 or More2288.28%
Asian1302.31%
Other891.82%
Indian363.87%

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

3.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment Status

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Age

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Ottawa County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Holland 33117335434261.29%
Grand Haven10367109115445.25%
Hudsonville711672851692.37%
Zeeland55025581791.44%
Coopersville42784321431.01%
Ferrysburg289730011043.59%
Spring Lake232124621416.07%
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