Ottawa County MI Information


Ottawa County Subdivisions

Ottawa County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 288,953
Population in Households 280,219
Population in Familes 233,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,734
Population Density2 513
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $61,158
Average Household Income $79,602
Per Capita Income $28,939


Total Housing Units 112,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76,960 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,308 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,980 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $185,341
Average Home Value $237,890


Total Households 103,268
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 74,189
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 1.11% 1.17%
Households 1.18% 1.24%
Families 1.0% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.59%


Ottawa County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ottawa County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 8 92nd
Population Density # 8 92nd
Diversity Index # 19 78th
Median Household Income # 7 93rd
Per Capita Income # 17 81st

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