Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2022

Ottawa County, Michigan's estimated population is 297,896 with a growth rate of 0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ottawa County, Michigan is the 9th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 Population was 264,130 and has seen a growth of 12.78% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18402080.00%
18505,5875,3792586.06%
186013,2157,628136.53%
187026,65113,436101.67%
188033,1266,47524.30%
189035,3582,2326.74%
190039,6674,30912.19%
191045,3015,63414.20%
192047,6602,3595.21%
193054,8587,19815.10%
194059,6604,8028.75%
195073,75114,09123.62%
196098,71924,96833.85%
1970128,18129,46229.84%
1980157,17428,99322.62%
1990187,76830,59419.47%
2010264,13076,36240.67%
2011266,9292,7991.06%
2012270,8733,9441.48%
2013274,3853,5121.30%
2014277,8643,4791.27%
2015280,8592,9951.08%
2016283,7122,8531.02%
2017286,5812,8691.01%
2018289,8083,2271.13%
2019291,8302,0220.70%
2020293,8522,0220.69%
2021295,8742,0220.69%
2022297,8962,0220.68%
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Ottawa County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White257,34589.00%
Black or African American4,3661.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1030.38%
Asian7,3532.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.02%
Some Other Race7,1722.48%
Two or More Races11,7674.07%
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Ottawa County, Michigan Population by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2022

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Ottawa County, Michigan Median Age

35.5


Total

34.6


Male

36.3


Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Adults

There are 220,020 adults, (43,587 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Ottawa County, Michigan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

146,214

50.56%

Male

142,948

49.44%

Ottawa County, Michigan Population by Age

Ottawa County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ottawa County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
All78.4%21.6%
Male65.9%34.1%
Female61.4%38.6%
Non Family56.6%43.4%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ottawa County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All104,5862.6778.4
Married62,8493.291.6
Male4,3993.2665.9
Female7,7213.1161.4
Non Family29,6171.3556.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Ottawa County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4812.47%
9th to 12th Grade7,5034.14%
High School Graduate49,24627.16%
Some College38,69121.34%
Associates Degree17,8019.82%
Bachelors Degree42,23923.29%
Graduate Degree21,36611.78%
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Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White156,848150,23658,291
Asian4,8623,5731,561
Islander381111
Other Race4,6313,2771,134
Native American546482120
2+ Races4,1813,756822
Black2,0671,750314
Hispanic14,10910,4582,066

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.16%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,137$53,758$32,647
Less Than 9th Grade$31,517$36,172$25,917
High School Graduate$33,865$43,053$25,682
Some College$37,306$50,852$29,481
Bachelors Degree$57,925$75,418$43,679
Graduate Degree$71,745$90,933$56,860

$43,137

Average Earnings

$53,758

Average Male

$32,647

Average Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottawa County, Michigan Language by Age

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Ottawa County, Michigan Language

91.80% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 8.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.50% of the population.

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander562748.21%
Black3,67997826.58%
Hispanic28,1263,73413.28%
Asian7,1125347.51%
Multiple11,2348317.40%
White233,05516,4117.04%
Native1,073343.17%
Other824NaN%

7.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.58%

Male Poverty Rate

9.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Islander, with 48.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.91%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.01%
High School7.15%
Some College4.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.06%

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.94%
Male Unemployed21.84%
Female Employed7.42%
Female Unemployed16.99%

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ottawa County, Michigan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,418$91,035
Families$86,866$105,333
Married Families$95,230$114,600
Non Families$38,587$50,117
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Income by Household Type

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

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Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

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12,559

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,462
First Gulf War2,395
Vietnam4,629
Korea957
World War II599

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,315
35 to 542,663
55 to 641,766
65 to 743,636
75+3,179

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,9096.00%
Black1745.71%
Native American659.63%
Asian1262.07%
Other Race1182.12%
2+ Races1672.75%
Hispanic4142.25%

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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4.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Age

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Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Race

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Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.52%

Born in Ottawa County, Michigan

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

2.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.91% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 77.52% having been born in Michigan. 2.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ottawa County, Michigan Place of Birth

  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

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