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Ottawa County, Michigan

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Ottawa County, Michigan
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 296,200
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 263,801
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 12,310
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 5.1%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 117,724
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 78.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $228,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,419
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $526
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $985
Building permits, 2022 1,568
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 107,218
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.65
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 84.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 7.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 95.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 89.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 93.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 35.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 466,452
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,067,748
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 465,189
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,302,594
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,529
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 20.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $77,288
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $35,651
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2021 6,514
Total employment, 2021 111,182
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 5,666,126
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 20,616
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,057
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,369
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 704
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 175
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,390
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 258
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,205
Population per square mile, 2020 525.6
Population per square mile, 2010 468.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 563.52
Land area in square miles, 2010 563.47
FIPS Code 26139
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. ] Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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