Mecosta County MI Information


Mecosta County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 43,140
Daytime Population: Workers 17,186
Daytime Population: Residents 25,713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,899
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 39,807
Population in Familes 29,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,333
Population Density2 78
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $42,130
Average Household Income $56,849
Per Capita Income $22,015


Total Housing Units 21,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,417 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,906 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,288 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $119,164
Average Home Value $148,811


Total Households 16,323
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 10,155
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 0.11% -0.02%
Households 0.19% 0.02%
Families -0.04% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


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, 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 # 39 54th
Population Density # 35 59th
Diversity Index # 43 49th
Median Household Income # 62 27th
Per Capita Income # 71 16th

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