Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2019

Ottawa County, Michigan's estimated population is 286,922 with a growth rate of 1.06% 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
2018290,4943,5721.24%
2017286,9223,0151.06%
2016283,9072,9491.05%
2015280,9583,0681.10%
2014277,8903,4991.28%
2013274,3913,5301.30%
2012270,8613,9601.48%
2011266,9012,7781.05%
2010264,12376,35540.66%
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
White252,213
Some Other Race8,318
Asian7,632
Two or More Races7,081
Black or African American4,019
American Indian and Alaska Native954
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2019

Ottawa County, Michigan Median Age

34.9


Total

34


Male

35.8


Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Adults

There are 211,219 adults, (38,532 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Ottawa County, Michigan Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

141,993

50.67%

Male

138,250

49.33%

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%
All77.4%22.6%
Male68.4%31.6%
Female59.2%40.8%
Non Family56.2%43.8%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All99,7212.7277.4
Married60,4623.2190
Non Family27,0791.3656.2
Female8,2663.359.2
Male3,9143.1968.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ottawa County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0522.93%
9th to 12th Grade8,4514.90%
High School Graduate49,19128.50%
Some College37,62921.80%
Associates Degree16,1609.36%
Bachelors Degree37,73521.86%
Graduate Degree18,37210.64%

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White151,672143,65952,140
Hispanic12,5328,1981,686
Asian4,5943,6041,404
Other Race4,2872,208568
Multiple Races1,9021,794491
Black1,8301,710289
Native American650628127
Islander18

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 34.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,748$49,572$28,287
Less Than High School$26,250$29,712$20,644
High School Grad$31,301$39,504$22,235
Some College$35,500$47,697$25,578
Bachelors Degree$49,064$63,832$36,043
Graduate Degree$64,855$75,912$55,780

$38,748

Average Earnings

$49,572

Average Male

$28,287

Average Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

Ottawa County, Michigan Language by Age

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

90.51% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 9.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.26% of the population.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White228,62618,7578.20%
Hispanic25,6574,39517.13%
Other8,1801,10213.47%
Black3,2331,03031.86%
Multiple6,58694014.27%
Asian7,37889012.06%
Native93511612.41%
Islander261869.23%

9.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.64%

Male Poverty Rate

10.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Islander, with 69.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is White, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.91%
High School7.61%
Some College5.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed30.36%
Female Unemployed24.16%
Female Employed8.37%
Male Employed4.77%

Ottawa County, Michigan Income

Ottawa County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,962$80,548
Families$75,629$92,770
Married Families$83,683$101,611
Non Families$31,473$44,366

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans

13,995

Number of Veterans

13,241

Male Veterans

754

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,401
First Gulf War2,171
Second Gulf War1,797
Korea1,519
World War II1,014

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,2356.85%
Hispanic5613.45%
Black2568.94%
2 or More1815.90%
Asian1292.22%
Indian9812.31%
Other961.81%

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

4.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment Status

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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