Ottawa County, MI

County

Add Comparison
2020 Population
289,162
0.909% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.5
0.852% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.94%
6.81% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,418
4.48% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$209,400
9.18% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
149,666
0.481% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Ottawa County, MI had a population of 289k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $72,418. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ottawa County, MI grew from 286,558 to 289,162, a 0.909% increase and its median household income grew from $69,314 to $72,418, a 4.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.2%), White (Hispanic) (5.76%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.12%).

None of the households in Ottawa County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Ottawa County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ottawa County, MI are Grand Valley State University (6,334 degrees awarded in 2020), Hope College (816 degrees), and Western Theological Seminary (62 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Ottawa County, MI was $209,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Ottawa County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County, MI was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Ferrysburg, Michigan

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ottawa County, MI is home to a population of 289k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.09% of Ottawa County, MI residents were born outside of the country (14.7k people).

In 2020, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (241k people) in Ottawa County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k White (Hispanic) and 7.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Ottawa County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County, MI was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Ottawa County, MI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    241k ± 758
  2. White (Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 1.28k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.09k ± 424
9.96%
Hispanic Population
28.8k people

In 2020, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (241k people) in Ottawa County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k White (Hispanic) and 7.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.96% of the people in Ottawa County, MI are hispanic (28.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ottawa County, MI as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Michigan.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

5.09%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.7k people
5.49%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
15.7k people

As of 2020, 5.09% of Ottawa County, MI residents (14.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa County, MI was 5.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Ottawa County, MI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,444 ± 466
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,462 ± 415
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,763 ± 344

Ottawa County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Ottawa County, MI employs 150k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County, MI are Manufacturing (35,463 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,358 people), and Retail Trade (14,454 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,208), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,278), and Utilities ($76,220).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

150k
2020 Value
± 3,050
0.481%
1 Year growth
± 2.64%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ottawa County, MI grew at a rate of 0.481%, from 149k employees to 150k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County, MI, are Production Occupations (16,789 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,960 people), and Management Occupations (15,216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, MI.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Michigan.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

150k
2020 Value
± 3,050
0.481%
1 Year growth
± 2.64%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ottawa County, MI grew at a rate of 0.481%, from 149k employees to 150k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County, MI, are Manufacturing (35,463 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,358 people), and Retail Trade (14,454 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$48,039
Median earning men ± $1,237
$29,043
Median earning women ± $1,301

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($62,768), Wholesale Trade ($62,317), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,074).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,328), Public Administration ($43,990), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,558).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Michigan.
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,723
    Manufacturing
  2. 1,923
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 1,311
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $7.62M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.49M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $768k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

View Data
Save Image

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Michigan.
$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ottawa County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 59.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.37%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Michigan.
Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Ottawa County, MI awarded 7,240 degrees. The student population of Ottawa County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10,208 male students and 16,627 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ottawa County, MI are White (5,994 and 84.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (393 and 5.53%), Black or African American (257 and 3.62%), and Two or More Races (232 and 3.27%).

The largest universities in Ottawa County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Grand Valley State University (6,334 and 87.5%), Hope College (816 and 11.3%), and Western Theological Seminary (62 and 0.856%).

The most popular majors in Ottawa County, MI are General Psychology (320 and 4.42%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (314 and 4.34%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (278 and 3.84%).

The median tuition costs in Ottawa County, MI are $36,300 for private four year colleges, and $13,576 and $19,168 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Ottawa County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 26,835 (38% men and 62% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 26,835 students enrolled in Ottawa County, MI, 38% men and 62% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,767 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 320 degree-majors awarded
  2. 314 degree-majors awarded
  3. 278 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ottawa County, MI was General Psychology with 320 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ottawa County, MI according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,334 degrees awarded
  2. 816 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grand Valley State University with 6,334 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,724 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ottawa County, MI, which is 0.603 times less than the 4,516 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,994 degrees mean that there were 15.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 393 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($350) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($980) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Michigan.
Measure

In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Michigan.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa County, MI was $209,400 in 2020, which is 0.911 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $191,800 to $209,400, a 9.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County, MI is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Ottawa County, MI have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ottawa County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ottawa County, MI is $72,418. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ottawa County, MI was Census Tract 246 with a value of $115,536, followed by Census Tract 221.08 and Census Tract 221.06, with respective values of $114,394 and $113,750.

In 2021, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ottawa County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.687%.

Property

$209,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,142
$81,969
Median Property Taxes
±$2,113

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ottawa County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2020
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.4% of the housing units in Ottawa County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Ottawa County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 246
  2. Census Tract 221.08
  3. Census Tract 221.06

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa County, MI was Census Tract 246 with a value of $115,536, followed by Census Tract 221.08 and Census Tract 221.06, with respective values of $114,394 and $113,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ottawa County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,418
Median Household Income
± $1,407
105k
Number of Households
± 2,456

In 2020, the median household income of the 105k households in Ottawa County, MI grew to $72,418 from the previous year's value of $69,314.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ottawa County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.43%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Ottawa County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.45%) and those who worked at home (5.43%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Ottawa County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Ottawa County, MI compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa County, MI have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ottawa County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.687%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

7.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County, MI (22.2k out of 279k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa County, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.2% of the children was living in poverty in Ottawa County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.5%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the children living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 243 in Ottawa County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 77 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

pulseHealth

96.5% of the population of Ottawa County, MI has health coverage, with 62.5% on employee plans, 8.84% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.816% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, MI see 1482 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1499 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1717 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Michigan. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,482 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ottawa County, MI

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, MI see an average of 1,482 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,499 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ottawa County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Michigan.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

3.55%
Uninsured
62.5%
Employer Coverage
8.84%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.816%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County, MI declined by 7.24% from 3.83% to 3.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ottawa County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.3 in Ottawa County, MI.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Ottawa County, MI.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.6% in Ottawa County, MI.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Ottawa County, MI.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.08% in Ottawa County, MI.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Ottawa County, MI.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function