Mecosta County, Michigan Population 2024

42,046

Mecosta County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 42,046 with a growth rate of 1.6% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecosta County, Michigan is the 39th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 42,851 and has seen a growth of -1.88% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945,3616631.48%
202844,6986631.51%
202744,0356631.53%
202643,3726631.55%
202542,7096631.58%
202442,0466631.6%
202341,3836631.63%
202240,7206631.66%
202140,0572650.67%
202039,792-3,791-8.7%
201943,5831120.26%
201843,4712000.46%
201743,271970.22%
201643,1741610.37%
201543,013-193-0.45%
201443,206-60-0.14%
201343,266-236-0.54%
201243,502480.11%
201143,4546031.41%
201042,851
199037,3083470.94%
198036,9618,96932.04%
197027,9926,94132.97%
196021,0512,08310.98%
195018,9682,06612.22%
194016,9021,1647.4%
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%
1860970-44,391-97.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.6% (663)
County Website
Mecosta County
County Seat
2010 Population
42,851
Area
555 mi²
Density
76 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.88% (-805)
Founded
April 1, 1840

Mecosta County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36,63891.3%
Two or more races1,5323.82%
Black or African American1,0182.54%
Asian3850.96%
Other race2790.7%
Native American2760.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mecosta County, Michigan Population by Race

Mecosta County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Mecosta County, Michigan Median Age

40.6

Total

39.7

Male

41.2

Female

Mecosta County, Michigan Adults

There are 32,314 adults, (7,917 of whom are seniors) in Mecosta County, Michigan.

Mecosta County, Michigan Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecosta County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female19,97049.77%
Male20,15850.23%

Mecosta County, Michigan Population by Age

Mecosta County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,1032.3475.924.1
Married7,3692.988911
Non Family6,3071.3863.836.2
Female1,6392.856337
Male7882.9777.822.2
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mecosta County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mecosta County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mecosta County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.16%.

Mecosta County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,875

Average Earnings

$42,929

Average Male

$32,995

Average Female

Mecosta County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mecosta County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mecosta County, Michigan Language

95.42% of Mecosta County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 4.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Mecosta County, Michigan Language

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White34,4205,64716.41%
Black66944165.92%
Multiple1,42135024.63%
Hispanic95928529.72%
Native22610948.23%
Other27910939.07%
Asian351318.83%
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17.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.53%

Male Poverty Rate

17.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan is Black, with 65.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecosta County, Michigan is Asian, with 8.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.87%.

Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.19%
High School14.73%
Some College12.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.83%
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Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.82%
Male Unemployed37.11%
Female Employed15.54%
Male Employed11.46%
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Mecosta County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mecosta County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mecosta 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 45-54.

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mecosta County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,553

Number of Veterans

2,358

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

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Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mecosta County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mecosta County, Michigan 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

83.39%

Born in Mecosta County, Michigan

98.54%

Native Born

1.46%

Foreign Born

0.61%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.54% of Mecosta County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 83.39% having been born in Michigan. 0.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mecosta County, Michigan Place of Birth

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