Cooper, Michigan Population 2024

10,498

Cooper is a city located in Allegan County, Barry County, Kalamazoo County, and Van Buren County Michigan. Cooper has a 2024 population of 10,498. Cooper is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,448 in 2020.

The average household income in Cooper is $102,419 with a poverty rate of 8.34%. The median age in Cooper is 39.6 years: 37.7 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Cooper Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cooper was:

  • White: 87.85%
  • Two or more races: 6.55%
  • Black or African American: 3.47%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
36.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
288.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.48% (50)
The current population of Cooper, Michigan is 10,498 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,448.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,18187.85%
Two or more races6856.55%
Black or African American3633.47%
Asian1261.21%
Other race960.92%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cooper Population by Race

Cooper Population Pyramid 2024

Cooper Median Age

39.6

Total

37.7

Male

42.2

Female

Cooper Adults

There are 8,081 adults, (1,692 of whom are seniors) in Cooper.

Cooper Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cooper Sex Ratio

Female4,96147.47%
Male5,49052.53%

Cooper Population by Age

Cooper Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0752.5479.420.6
Married2,1663.2194.65.4
Non Family1,3181.315941
Female3942.7882.717.3
Male1972.9742.157.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cooper Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3154.37%
Associates Degree5988.3%
Bachelors Degree1,58321.96%
Graduate Degree93713%
High School Graduate1,92026.63%
Less Than 9th Grade1502.08%
Some College1,70623.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cooper Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cooper Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,2796,0022,281
Hispanic58947798
2+ Races41836133
Black19011485
Asian11811856
Other Race565620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.46%.

Cooper Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$62,423$66,618$58,750
Graduate Degree$84,363$139,321$66,625
High School Graduate$42,428$47,685$32,500
Less Than 9th Grade$23,411$23,411$0
Overall$49,598$53,073$46,580
Some College$44,107$49,946$36,550

$49,598

Average Earnings

$53,073

Average Male

$46,580

Average Female

Cooper Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cooper Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cooper Language

97% of Cooper residents speak only English, while 3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Cooper Language

Cooper Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,9918569.52%
Black346102.89%
Other9611.04%
Hispanic77910.13%

8.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.95%

Male Poverty Rate

6.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cooper

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cooper is White, with 9.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cooper is Hispanic, with 0.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.12%.

Cooper Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.08%
High School11.59%
Some College7.06%
Bachelors or Greater1.11%

Cooper Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.08%
Male Unemployed13.06%
Female Employed4.64%
Male Employed4%

Cooper Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cooper Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$106,596$125,104
Households$89,947$102,419
Married Families$116,771$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,877$53,062

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cooper Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Cooper Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cooper Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cooper Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cooper Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

457

Number of Veterans

346

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War177
Vietnam102
First Gulf War99
Korea16
World War II0

Cooper Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34140
35 to 54107
75+96
65 to 7482
55 to 6432

Cooper Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4426.11%
Black156.88%

Cooper Veterans by Race

Cooper Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cooper Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cooper Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cooper Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cooper Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.15%

Born in Cooper

97.49%

Native Born

2.51%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.49% of Cooper residents were born in the United States, with 85.15% having been born in Michigan. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cooper Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,573150.14%
202810,558150.14%
202710,543150.14%
202610,528150.14%
202510,513150.14%
202410,498150.14%
202310,483150.14%
202210,468150.14%
202110,45350.05%
202010,448-643-5.8%
201911,091-15-0.14%
201811,1061741.59%
201710,9321911.78%
201610,7411911.81%
201510,550300.29%
201410,5201321.27%
201310,388810.79%
201210,307970.95%
201110,210770.76%
201010,13300%

Cooper Population by Year