Otsego, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Otsego, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Otsego had a population of 4,089 as of July 1, 2017. Otsego ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Otsego is located at latitude 42.4566 and longitude -85.6975 in Allegan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Otsego (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Allegan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Otsego (GNIS ID: 1626868) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Otsego 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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Otsego, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,089
Daytime Population: Workers 2,751
Daytime Population: Residents 2,348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 4,085
Population in Familes 3,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,973
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $44,934
Average Household Income $54,902
Per Capita Income $21,700


Total Housing Units 1,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,166 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 485 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $131,406
Average Home Value $152,597


Total Households 1,651
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,128
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 0.46% 0.59%
Households 0.46% 0.59%
Families 0.81% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Otsego, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otsego 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 # 200 71st
Population Density # 140 80th
Diversity Index # 334 52nd
Median Household Income # 380 45th
Per Capita Income # 472 32nd

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