Ottawa County, Michigan Population 2021

Ottawa County, Michigan's estimated population is 295,874 with a growth rate of 0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ottawa County, Michigan is the 9th largest county inMichigan. The 2010 Population was 264,130 and has seen a growth of 12.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021295,8742,0220.69%
2020293,8522,0220.69%
2019291,8302,0220.70%
2018289,8083,2271.13%
2017286,5812,8691.01%
2016283,7122,8531.02%
2015280,8592,9951.08%
2014277,8643,4791.27%
2013274,3853,5121.30%
2012270,8733,9441.48%
2011266,9292,7991.06%
2010264,13076,36240.67%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.69% (2,022)
County Website
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
264,130
Growth Since 2010
12.02% (31,744)
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Ottawa County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White256,75589.60%
Some Other Race8,6703.03%
Two or More Races7,9872.79%
Asian7,7472.70%
Black or African American4,4251.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native9070.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.02%
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Ottawa County, Michigan Population by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Population Pyramid $2021

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Ottawa County, Michigan Median Age

35.2


Total

34.3


Male

36.1


Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Adults

There are 217,278 adults, (41,893 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Ottawa County, Michigan Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

144,958

50.59%

Male

141,600

49.41%

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
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Female59.1%40.9%
Male66.6%33.4%
All77.7%22.3%
Married91.3%8.7%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ottawa County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All102,6102.777.7
Married60,7373.2491.3
Non Family29,2871.3756.4
Female8,3003.1859.1
Male4,2863.1966.6

3.15

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Ottawa County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6312.60%
9th to 12th Grade7,8844.42%
High School Graduate50,37628.25%
Some College37,91321.26%
Associates Degree16,8089.42%
Bachelors Degree40,78122.87%
Graduate Degree19,95011.19%
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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
White155,898148,82456,308
Hispanic13,6059,5912,074
Asian4,8883,7651,407
Other Race4,6972,833710
2+ Races2,0831,952618
Black1,9451,723268
Native American58458499
Islander451212

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 36.12%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,484$52,236$31,060
Less Than 9th Grade$30,549$34,877$25,574
High School Graduate$32,408$42,101$24,692
Some College$37,304$50,032$28,180
Bachelors Degree$53,897$70,515$39,983
Graduate Degree$67,920$84,929$54,266

$41,484

Average Earnings

$52,236

Average Male

$31,060

Average Female

Ottawa County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottawa County, Michigan Language by Age

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Ottawa County, Michigan Language

90.48% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 9.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.45% of the population.

Ottawa County, Michigan Language

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White232,50917,3097.44%
Hispanic27,2784,02514.76%
Multiple7,5011,01013.46%
Black3,70997326.23%
Other8,49090310.64%
Asian7,5076748.98%
Native881627.04%
Islander673349.25%

8.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.10%

Male Poverty Rate

9.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Islander, with 49.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa County, Michigan is Native, with 7.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.35%.

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.94%
High School6.93%
Some College5.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.46%

Ottawa County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.61%
Female Unemployed24.11%
Female Employed7.99%
Male Employed3.96%

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$69,314$87,410
Families$83,527$101,536
Married Families$91,585$110,743
Non Families$35,587$47,793
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Income by Household Type

Ottawa County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

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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12,765

Number of Veterans

12,004

Male Veterans

761

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,879
Second Gulf War2,270
First Gulf War2,179
Korea1,076
World War II763

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,834
75+3,400
35 to 542,379
55 to 641,830
18 to 341,322

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,0216.08%
Hispanic4752.68%
2+ Races2166.28%
Asian1802.96%
Black1484.96%
Other Race1031.70%
Native American9713.38%

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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3.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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76.74%

Born in Ottawa County, Michigan

94.51%

Native Born

5.49%

Foreign Born

2.48%

Non Citizen

3.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.51% of Ottawa County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 76.74% having been born in Michigan. 2.48% 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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