Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2020

Ottawa County, Michigan's estimated population is 297,638 with a growth rate of 1.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ottawa County, Michigan is the 7th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020297,6383,5721.21%
2019294,0663,5721.23%
2018290,4943,5721.24%
2017286,9223,0151.06%
2016283,9072,9491.05%
2015280,9583,0681.10%
2014277,8903,4991.28%
2013274,3913,5301.30%
2012270,8613,9601.48%
2011266,9012,7781.05%
2010264,12376,35540.66%
1990187,76830,59419.47%
1980157,17428,99322.62%
1970128,18129,46229.84%
196098,71924,96833.85%
195073,75114,09123.62%
194059,6604,8028.75%
193054,8587,19815.10%
192047,6602,3595.21%
191045,3015,63414.20%
190039,6674,30912.19%
189035,3582,2326.74%
188033,1266,47524.30%
187026,65113,436101.67%
186013,2157,628136.53%
18505,5875,3792586.06%
18402080.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.21%
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Founded
1837[1]
County Seat

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White253,87389.38%
Some Other Race9,7413.43%
Two or More Races7,6842.71%
Asian7,5742.67%
Black or African American4,2371.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native8680.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.02%

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Ottawa County, Michigan Median Age

35


Total

34.1


Male

35.8


Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Adults

There are 214,644 adults, (40,123 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Ottawa County, Michigan Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

143,749

50.61%

Male

140,285

49.39%

Ottawa County, Michigan Households and Families

Ottawa County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ottawa County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
All78.4%21.6%
Male70.3%29.7%
Female63.3%36.7%
Non Family57.1%42.9%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All101,2232.7178.4
Married61,4153.2290.4
Non Family27,6711.3757.1
Female8,1413.2863.3
Male3,9963.1170.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ottawa County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8162.74%
9th to 12th Grade8,0974.61%
High School Graduate50,16828.56%
Some College37,41221.30%
Associates Degree16,3659.32%
Bachelors Degree39,29922.37%
Graduate Degree19,51111.11%

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White153,877146,51254,538
Hispanic13,1198,7551,916
Other Race5,0972,716630
Asian4,7833,7851,356
Multiple Races1,9961,924650
Black1,8801,755283
Native American551551114
Islander331111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,409$51,297$30,009
Less Than High School$27,178$31,482$18,500
High School Grad$32,120$40,996$23,563
Some College$36,194$48,699$26,664
Bachelors Degree$52,057$66,594$37,915
Graduate Degree$66,872$82,902$54,010

$40,409

Average Earnings

$51,297

Average Male

$30,009

Average Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

Ottawa County, Michigan Language by Age

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

90.41% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 9.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.63% of the population.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White230,92117,9807.79%
Hispanic26,6463,13811.78%
Black3,29097429.60%
Other9,6216807.07%
Multiple7,1446198.66%
Asian7,3105878.03%
Native833667.92%
Islander572238.60%

8.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.31%

Male Poverty Rate

9.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Islander, with 38.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Other, with 7.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.10%
High School7.14%
Some College4.89%
Bachelors or Greater2.37%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.52%
Female Unemployed22.22%
Female Employed7.50%
Male Employed3.85%

Ottawa County, Michigan Income

Ottawa County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,468$84,416
Families$79,560$97,449
Married Families$87,283$106,163
Non Families$33,174$45,782

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Ottawa 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 55-64.

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans

13,229

Number of Veterans

12,470

Male Veterans

759

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,959
First Gulf War2,187
Second Gulf War2,046
Korea1,257
World War II933
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,899
75+3,565
35 to 542,519
55 to 641,966
18 to 341,280
Name Veterans % of Total
White12,5246.42%
Hispanic5143.00%
2 or More2256.84%
Black2006.84%
Asian1041.75%
Other1021.57%
Indian7410.47%

$Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment Status

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ottawa 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

77.33%

Born in Michigan

94.30%

Native Born

5.70%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.30% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 77.33% having been born in Michigan. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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