Ontonagon County MI Information


Ontonagon County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,421
Population in Households 6,338
Population in Familes 4,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 3,132
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 1,852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,651 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,498 (44.4%)
Median Home Value $78,262
Average Home Value $111,647


Median Household Income $36,386
Average Household Income $46,324
Per Capita Income $22,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.74%
Households -0.63% -0.59%
Families -0.85% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.


Ontonagon County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ontonagon 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 # 82 2nd
Population Density1 # 82 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 78 8th
Median Household Income # 75 11th
Per Capita Income # 46 46th

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