Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2024

305,985

Ottawa County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 305,985 with a growth rate of 0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ottawa County, Michigan is the 8th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 264,114 and has seen a growth of 15.85% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029318,7652,5560.81%
2028316,2092,5560.81%
2027313,6532,5560.82%
2026311,0972,5560.83%
2025308,5412,5560.84%
2024305,9852,5560.84%
2023303,4292,5560.85%
2022300,8732,5560.86%
2021298,3171,4280.48%
2020296,8895,4291.86%
2019291,4601,8820.65%
2018289,5783,1261.09%
2017286,4522,7660.98%
2016283,6862,7790.99%
2015280,9073,0191.09%
2014277,8883,4941.27%
2013274,3943,5261.3%
2012270,8683,9501.48%
2011266,9182,8041.06%
2010264,114
1990187,76830,59419.47%
1980157,17428,99322.62%
1970128,18129,46229.84%
196098,71924,96833.85%
195073,75114,09123.62%
194059,6604,8028.75%
193054,8587,19815.1%
192047,6602,3595.21%
191045,3015,63414.2%
190039,6674,30912.19%
189035,3582,2326.74%
188033,1266,47524.3%
187026,65113,436101.67%
186013,2157,628136.53%
18505,5875,3792586.06%
1840208-318,557-99.93%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.84% (2,556)
County Website
Ottawa County
County Seat
2010 Population
264,114
Area
564 mi²
Density
543 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
15.85% (41,871)
Founded
1837

Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White255,48286.26%
Two or more races16,6005.6%
Other race9,6843.27%
Asian8,0322.71%
Black or African American5,0681.71%
Native American1,2560.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander610.02%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ottawa County, Michigan Population by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Ottawa County, Michigan Median Age

35.8

Total

35.1

Male

36.5

Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Adults

There are 226,927 adults, (46,646 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Ottawa County, Michigan Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female148,95550.29%
Male147,22849.71%

Ottawa County, Michigan Population by Age

Ottawa County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All108,3622.6478.221.8
Married64,3563.1792.27.8
Non Family31,4651.3755.744.3
Female7,9223.0960.839.2
Male4,6193.2365.434.6
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ottawa 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

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

Ottawa 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 76.19%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,531

Average Earnings

$61,840

Average Male

$37,855

Average Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottawa County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

92.18% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.07% of the population.

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White236,89016,4176.93%
Hispanic29,5773,23010.92%
Multiple16,2221,3568.36%
Other9,5129059.51%
Black4,19071317.02%
Asian7,7966568.41%
Native1,176675.7%
Islander611118.03%
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7.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.21%

Male Poverty Rate

8.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Islander, with 18.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Native, with 5.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.16%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.2%
High School6.9%
Some College4.91%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%
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Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.38%
Male Unemployed22.34%
Female Employed6.16%
Male Employed3.81%
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Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ottawa County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,790

Number of Veterans

10,856

Male Veterans

934

Female Veterans

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Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ottawa County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ottawa 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

78.26%

Born in Ottawa County, Michigan

95.09%

Native Born

4.91%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

2.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.09% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 78.26% having been born in Michigan. 2.05% 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

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