Ontwa, Michigan Population 2024

6,807

Ontwa is a city located in Cass County Michigan. Ontwa has a 2024 population of 6,807. Ontwa is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -1.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,897 in 2020.

The average household income in Ontwa is $96,116 with a poverty rate of 10.42%. The median age in Ontwa is 44.3 years: 43.8 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Ontwa Demographics

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

  • White: 91.89%
  • Two or more races: 6.7%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
19.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
350.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.3% (-90)
The current population of Ontwa, Michigan is 6,807 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,897.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,30791.89%
Two or more races4606.7%
Asian510.74%
Other race240.35%
Black or African American200.29%
Native American20.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ontwa Population by Race

Ontwa Population Pyramid 2024

Ontwa Median Age

44.3

Total

43.8

Male

44.6

Female

Ontwa Adults

There are 5,378 adults, (1,339 of whom are seniors) in Ontwa.

Ontwa Age Dependency

69.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ontwa Sex Ratio

Female3,65853.29%
Male3,20646.71%

Ontwa Population by Age

Ontwa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9182.3583.716.3
Married1,5322.991.48.6
Non Family9831.1775.724.3
Female2413.229010
Male1623.025050

2.87

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ontwa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2615.36%
Associates Degree49410.14%
Bachelors Degree73215.03%
Graduate Degree2775.69%
High School Graduate1,47130.2%
Less Than 9th Grade1052.16%
Some College1,53131.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ontwa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ontwa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,5694,220993
2+ Races1581476
Hispanic1091030
Asian35355
Black20205
Other Race10100
Native American220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 25%.

Ontwa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$69,722$135,671$52,105
Graduate Degree$79,813$0$80,385
High School Graduate$38,464$44,803$30,929
Less Than 9th Grade$43,023$44,506$0
Overall$46,313$56,105$36,786
Some College$46,735$62,257$31,016

$46,313

Average Earnings

$56,105

Average Male

$36,786

Average Female

Ontwa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ontwa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ontwa Language

97.74% of Ontwa residents speak only English, while 2.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Ontwa Language

Ontwa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,22969811.21%
Hispanic127118.66%
Multiple46061.3%

10.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.39%

Male Poverty Rate

10.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ontwa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ontwa is White, with 11.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ontwa is Multiple, with 1.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.4%.

Ontwa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.04%
Some College9.73%
High School7.89%
Bachelors or Greater3.27%

Ontwa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed8.7%
Male Employed4.24%
Female Employed1.07%

Ontwa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ontwa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$88,480$113,065
Households$60,161$96,116
Married Families$99,741$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,121$58,997

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ontwa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ontwa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ontwa 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 45-54.

Ontwa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ontwa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

415

Number of Veterans

365

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam200
Second Gulf War50
First Gulf War44
Korea43
World War II2

Ontwa Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74165
75+126
35 to 5456
18 to 3435
55 to 6433

Ontwa Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4028.1%
2+ Races82.39%
Black525%

Ontwa Veterans by Race

Ontwa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ontwa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

69%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ontwa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ontwa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ontwa 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

29.01%

Born in Ontwa

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.82% of Ontwa residents were born in the United States, with 29.01% having been born in Michigan. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ontwa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,747-12-0.18%
20286,759-12-0.18%
20276,771-12-0.18%
20266,783-12-0.18%
20256,795-12-0.18%
20246,807-12-0.18%
20236,819-12-0.18%
20226,831-12-0.18%
20216,843-54-0.78%
20206,8972934.44%
20196,604410.62%
20186,563490.75%
20176,514370.57%
20166,47780.12%
20156,469-15-0.23%
20146,48420.03%
20136,482-43-0.66%
20126,525-41-0.62%
20116,566210.32%
20106,54500%

Ontwa Population by Year