Mecosta County, Michigan Population 2020

Mecosta County, Michigan's estimated population is 43,919 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecosta County, Michigan is the 39th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202043,9191870.43%
201943,7321870.43%
201843,5451870.43%
201743,3581630.38%
201643,1951690.39%
201543,026-171-0.40%
201443,197-61-0.14%
201343,258-234-0.54%
201243,492470.11%
201143,4455931.38%
201042,8525,54414.86%
199037,3083470.94%
198036,9618,96932.04%
197027,9926,94132.97%
196021,0512,08310.98%
195018,9682,06612.22%
194016,9021,1647.40%
193015,738-2,027-11.41%
192017,765-1,701-8.74%
191019,466-1,227-5.93%
190020,6939965.06%
189019,6975,72440.96%
188013,9738,331147.66%
18705,6424,672481.65%
18609700.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.43%
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Founded
April 1, 1840; organized February 11, 1859[1]
County Seat

Mecosta County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,30593.16%
Black or African American1,2502.89%
Two or More Races1,0752.48%
Asian3320.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native1660.38%
Some Other Race1290.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.02%

Mecosta County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Mecosta County, Michigan Median Age

36.5


Total

34


Male

38.7


Female

Mecosta County, Michigan Adults

There are 35,179 adults, (7,659 of whom are seniors) in Mecosta County, Michigan.

Mecosta County, Michigan Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecosta County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

21,420

49.51%

Male

21,844

50.49%

Mecosta County, Michigan Households and Families

Mecosta County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mecosta County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.7%9.3%
All73.3%26.7%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Male54.2%45.8%
Female51.6%48.4%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,8582.5473.3
Married7,6123.0390.7
Non Family6,1401.5258.9
Female1,4253.7851.6
Male6813.6754.2

3.06

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mecosta County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8043.00%
9th to 12th Grade2,0247.55%
High School Graduate9,70036.18%
Some College5,69121.23%
Associates Degree2,71410.12%
Bachelors Degree3,47612.97%
Graduate Degree2,3988.95%

Mecosta County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,38522,7845,413
Multiple Races481415121
Hispanic369284113
Black364337122
Asian141133128
Native American106656
Other Race29222
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,611$37,346$25,810
Less Than High School$25,244$26,744$20,380
High School Grad$27,074$32,500$21,237
Some College$28,923$35,476$21,669
Bachelors Degree$45,058$52,632$36,840
Graduate Degree$61,620$61,771$61,500

$31,611

Average Earnings

$37,346

Average Male

$25,810

Average Female

Mecosta County, Michigan Language

Mecosta County, Michigan Language by Age

Mecosta County, Michigan Language

96.61% of Mecosta County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.50% of the population.

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,0917,50620.24%
Black94951253.95%
Multiple95221622.69%
Hispanic86720323.41%
Asian30310033.00%
Other1296852.71%
Native1214537.19%

21.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.48%

Male Poverty Rate

22.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan is Black, with 53.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan is White, with 20.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.28%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.30%
High School13.82%
Some College13.09%
Bachelors or Greater4.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.97%
Male Unemployed31.42%
Female Employed18.28%
Male Employed11.32%

Mecosta County, Michigan Income

Mecosta County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,460$59,432
Families$58,702$71,778
Married Families$65,554$80,174
Non Families$25,572$37,710

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Mecosta County, Michigan 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 55-64.

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans

2,932

Number of Veterans

2,794

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,170
Second Gulf War409
First Gulf War386
Korea270
World War II129
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74913
75+748
35 to 54515
55 to 64501
18 to 34255
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8008.49%
2 or More8612.84%
Black464.67%
Hispanic395.80%

$Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Education

7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment Status

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.17%

Born in Michigan

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

1.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.27% of Mecosta County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 84.17% having been born in Michigan. 1.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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