Oshtemo, Michigan Population 2024

23,668

Oshtemo is a city located in Kalamazoo County and Van Buren County Michigan. Oshtemo has a 2024 population of 23,668. Oshtemo is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,773 in 2020.

The average household income in Oshtemo is $88,990 with a poverty rate of 15.71%. The median age in Oshtemo is 34 years: 32.3 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Oshtemo Demographics

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

  • White: 71.35%
  • Black or African American: 14.75%
  • Two or more races: 8.94%
  • Asian: 3.36%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
Land Area (mi²)
35.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
663.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.44% (-105)
The current population of Oshtemo, Michigan is 23,668 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,773.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,90771.35%
Black or African American3,49614.75%
Two or more races2,1188.94%
Asian7973.36%
Other race3121.32%
Native American390.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.12%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oshtemo Population by Race

Oshtemo Population Pyramid 2024

Oshtemo Median Age

34

Total

32.3

Male

36

Female

Oshtemo Adults

There are 18,458 adults, (4,447 of whom are seniors) in Oshtemo.

Oshtemo Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oshtemo Sex Ratio

Female12,97454.75%
Male10,72345.25%

Oshtemo Population by Age

Oshtemo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,3442.2649.350.7
Non Family4,7381.2627.772.3
Married3,7743.182.917.1
Female1,3273.2837.262.8
Male5052.7932.367.7

2.97

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oshtemo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade7395.01%
Associates Degree1,2258.31%
Bachelors Degree3,69825.09%
Graduate Degree3,01020.42%
High School Graduate2,71618.43%
Less Than 9th Grade1711.16%
Some College3,18121.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oshtemo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oshtemo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,19310,7135,419
Black2,0381,646451
2+ Races643623157
Asian625610579
Hispanic404367130
Other Race686822
Native American39390
Islander282828

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Oshtemo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,559$68,225$55,000
Graduate Degree$73,872$87,021$59,330
High School Graduate$38,211$47,064$35,246
Less Than 9th Grade$0$2,499$0
Overall$46,870$55,080$39,156
Some College$38,225$45,331$34,097

$46,870

Average Earnings

$55,080

Average Male

$39,156

Average Female

Oshtemo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oshtemo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oshtemo Language

88.98% of Oshtemo residents speak only English, while 11.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.34% of the population.

Oshtemo Language

Oshtemo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,2992,16413.28%
Black3,4371,04530.4%
Multiple2,11828013.22%
Hispanic1,06614713.79%
Other3128727.88%
Asian797617.65%

15.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

17.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oshtemo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oshtemo is Black, with 30.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oshtemo is Asian, with 7.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.92%.

Oshtemo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.86%
High School20.49%
Some College8.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%

Oshtemo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.61%
Male Unemployed38.79%
Female Employed19.01%
Male Employed9.06%

Oshtemo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oshtemo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$85,856$113,364
Households$63,212$88,990
Married Families$112,123$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,676$57,566

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oshtemo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Oshtemo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oshtemo 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 35-44.

Oshtemo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oshtemo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,086

Number of Veterans

952

Male Veterans

134

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam379
Second Gulf War214
Korea91
First Gulf War49
World War II36

Oshtemo Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+480
65 to 74241
18 to 34150
35 to 54133
55 to 6482

Oshtemo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9867.16%
Hispanic10013%
Black582.19%
2+ Races423.78%

Oshtemo Veterans by Race

Oshtemo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oshtemo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Oshtemo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oshtemo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oshtemo 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

71.53%

Born in Oshtemo

91.69%

Native Born

8.31%

Foreign Born

4.46%

Non Citizen

3.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.69% of Oshtemo residents were born in the United States, with 71.53% having been born in Michigan. 4.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oshtemo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,528-28-0.12%
202823,556-28-0.12%
202723,584-28-0.12%
202623,612-28-0.12%
202523,640-28-0.12%
202423,668-28-0.12%
202323,696-28-0.12%
202223,724-28-0.12%
202123,752-21-0.09%
202023,7735552.39%
201923,218460.2%
201823,1721190.52%
201723,0532030.89%
201622,8502230.99%
201522,6271260.56%
201422,5011410.63%
201322,3601730.78%
201222,1872180.99%
201121,9692110.97%
201021,75800%

Oshtemo Population by Year