Lake Odessa, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Odessa, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Odessa had a population of 2,047 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Odessa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Odessa is located at latitude 42.7829 and longitude -85.1376 in Ionia County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Odessa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ionia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Village of Lake Odessa (GNIS ID: 2398383) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lake Odessa is located within Township of Odessa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ionia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Odessa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Odessa, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,047
Population in Households 2,043
Population in Familes 1,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 2,293
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 846
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 567
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $91,605
Average Home Value $133,506


Median Household Income $50,204
Average Household Income $58,909
Per Capita Income $23,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.42%
Households 0.21% 0.4%
Families 0.96% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Odessa, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Odessa to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 296 57th
Population Density1 # 109 84th
Diversity Index2 # 129 82nd
Median Household Income # 239 66th
Per Capita Income # 298 57th

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