Ontonagon County MI Information


Ontonagon County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,167
Daytime Population: Workers 2,037
Daytime Population: Residents 3,944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 6,084
Population in Familes 4,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $39,797
Average Household Income $49,996
Per Capita Income $24,519


Total Housing Units 5,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,528 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,650 (46.9%)
Median Home Value $80,955
Average Home Value $113,261


Total Households 2,998
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 1,768
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 -1.3% -1.42%
Households -1.14% -1.33%
Families -1.37% -1.49%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.58%


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, 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 # 82 2nd
Population Density # 82 2nd
Diversity Index # 77 10th
Median Household Income # 74 12th
Per Capita Income # 46 46th

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