Mecosta County MI Information


Mecosta County Subdivisions

Mecosta County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,255
Population in Households 39,921
Population in Familes 29,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,334
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 16,407
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 10,239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,554 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,853 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,310 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $110,947
Average Home Value $140,169


Median Household Income $39,835
Average Household Income $53,105
Per Capita Income $20,647
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.14%
Households 0.3% 0.22%
Families 0.09% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Mecosta County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mecosta County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents 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 # 39 54th
Population Density1 # 35 59th
Diversity Index2 # 44 48th
Median Household Income # 62 27th
Per Capita Income # 73 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.