Allendale, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Allendale, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Allendale Census Designated Place had a population of 19,709 as of July 1, 2017. Allendale ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Allendale is located at latitude 42.9858 and longitude -85.9525 in Ottawa County. The formal boundaries for the Allendale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.92 sq. miles. Ottawa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Allendale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393316) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Allendale Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Allendale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ottawa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Allendale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Allendale, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,709
Daytime Population: Workers 3,099
Daytime Population: Residents 9,839
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,938
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 16,409
Population in Familes 9,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,300
Population Density2 867
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $43,785
Average Household Income $56,443
Per Capita Income $16,856


Total Housing Units 5,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,723 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,558 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $194,987


Total Households 5,281
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 2,849
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.59% 1.31%
Households 1.9% 1.57%
Families 1.06% 1.46%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Allendale, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allendale to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 62 91st
Population Density # 376 46th
Diversity Index # 153 78th
Median Household Income # 399 42nd
Per Capita Income # 654 6th

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