Jenison, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Jenison, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Jenison Census Designated Place had a population of 17,189 as of July 1, 2018. Jenison 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 Jenison is located at latitude 42.9018 and longitude -85.8274 in Ottawa County. The formal boundaries for the Jenison Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Ottawa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Jenison Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393066) 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 Jenison Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Georgetown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ottawa County.

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


Total Population 17,189
Population in Households 17,183
Population in Familes 14,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 2,936
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $60,740
Average Household Income $71,719
Per Capita Income $27,400


Total Housing Units 6,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,436 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,183 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $142,584
Average Home Value $152,575


Total Households 6,619
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 4,906
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.66%
Households 0.65% 0.76%
Families 0.51% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Jenison, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jenison to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 66 91st
Population Density # 71 90th
Diversity Index # 369 47th
Median Household Income # 113 84th
Per Capita Income # 230 67th

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