About Ottawa County MI
Ottawa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the United States 2010 Census, the population was 263,801. The county seat is Grand Haven. The county is named for the Ottawa Nation. It was set off in 1831 and organized in 1837.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,631 square miles (4,220 km), of which 563 square miles (1,460 km) is land and 1,068 square miles (2,770 km) (65%) is water.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 263,801 people residing in the county. 90.1% were White, 2.6% Asian, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.4% of some other race and 2.0% of two or more races. 8.6% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 31.0% were of Dutch, 14.2% German, 5.8% English and 5.7% Irish ancestry.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 238,314 people, 81,662 households, and 61,328 families in the county. The population density was 421 people per square mile (163/km²). There were 86,856 housing units at an average density of 154 per square mile (59/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.52% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.48% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 7.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.3% reported being of Dutch, 14.6% German, 6.2% English, 5.6% Irish and 5.4% American ancestry, 91.5% spoke only English at home; 5.4% spoke Spanish.
There were 81,662 households out of which 39.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.25.
The county has numerous seasonal residents during the summer. Port Sheldon Township has many lakefront homes and other inland retreats that serve as summer getaways for residents of Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. No official statistics are compiled on seasonal residents.
The county population contains 28.70% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Ottawa County as Michigan’s second-healthiest county, preceded only by the leisure-oriented Traverse City area.
The median income for a household in the county was $52,347, and the median income for a family was $59,896. Males had a median income of $42,180 versus $27,706 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,676. About 3.10% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.70% of those under age 18 and 4.90% of those age 65 or over.
Ottawa County Michigan neighborhoods include: Ada, Addison, Adrian, Afton, Alanson, Albion, Alger, Algonac, Allegan, Allen, Allendale, Allen Park, Allenton, Almont, Alpena, Alto, Ann Arbor, Armada, Athens, Atlas, Attica, Auburn Hills, Augusta, Avoca, Azalia, Bad Axe, Bailey, Bancroft, Bangor, Bannister, Bath, Battle Creek, Bay City, Bay Port, Beaver Island, Beaverton, Belding, Belleville, Bellevue, Belmont, Bentley, Benton Harbor, Berkley, Berlin, Berrien Center, Berville, Beverly Hills, Big Rapids, Bingham Farms, Birch Run, Birmingham, Bitely, Blanchard, Blissfield, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Village, Bloomingdale, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Brant, Breckenridge, Bridgeport, Brighton, Britton, Brockway, Bronson, Brooklyn, Brown City, Brownstown, Brownstown Twp, Bruce Twp, Brutus, Buckley, Burlington, Burr Oak, Burt, Burtchville, Burt Lake, Burton, Byron, Byron Center, Caledonia, Camden, Canton, Capac, Carleton, Carp Lake, Carson City, Casco, Caseville, Casnovia, Cass City, Cassopolis, Cedar, Cedar Springs, Cement City, Center Line, Ceresco, Champion, Charlevoix, Charlotte, Cheboygan, Chelsea, Chesaning, Chesterfield, China, Clarklake, Clarkston, Clarksville, Clawson, Clay, Clayton, Clifford, Climax, Clinton, Clinton Township, Clio, Clyde, Coldwater, Coleman, Coloma, Colon, Columbiaville, Columbus, Commerce Township, Comstock Park, Concord, Conklin, Constantine, Coopersville, Coral, Corunna, Cottrellville, Covert, Crystal, Crystal Falls, Dansville, Davisburg, Davison, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Decatur, Deerfield, Delton, Detroit, Dewitt, Dexter, Dimondale, Dorr, Dowagiac, Dowling, Dryden, Dundee, Durand, Dutton, Eagle, East China, East Grand Rapids, East Jordan, East Lansing, East Leroy, Eastpointe, Eaton Rapids, Eau Claire, Ecorse, Edmore, Edwardsburg, Elkton, Ellsworth, Elmira, Elsie, Emmett, Empire, Erie, Fair Haven, Fargo, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Fennville, Fenton, Fenwick, Ferndale, Fife Lake, Filion, Flat Rock, Flint, Flushing, Fort Gratiot, Fostoria, Fowler, Fowlerville, Frankenmuth, Franklin, Fraser, Freeland, Freeport, Fremont, Fruitport, Fulton, Gaastra, Gagetown, Gaines, Galesburg, Garden City, Genesee, Georgetown Township, Gladwin, Glen Arbor, Gobles, Goodells, Goodrich, Gowen, Grand Blanc, Grand Haven, Grand Junction, Grand Ledge, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Grant, Grant Township, Grass Lake, Grawn, Greenville, Greenwood, Gregory, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Gwinn, Hamburg Twp, Hamilton, Hamtramck, Hanover, Harbor Beach, Harbor Springs, Harper Woods, Harrison Township, Harsens Island, Hart, Hartford, Hartland, Haslett, Hastings, Hawks, Hazel Park, Hemlock, Henderson, Herron, Hesperia, Hickory Corners, Highland, Highland Park, Hillman, Hillsdale, Holland, Holly, Holt, Holton, Homer, Hope, Hopkins, Horton, Howard City, Howell, Hubbard Lake, Hubbardston, Hudson, Hudsonville, Huntington Woods, Ida, Imlay City, Indian River, Inkster, Interlochen, Ionia, Ira, Iron River, Ironwood, Ishpeming, Jackson, Jasper, Jeddo, Jenison, Jerome, Jones, Jonesville, Kalamazoo, Keego Harbor, Kenockee, Kent City, Kentwood, Kimball, Kinde, Kingsley, Lachine, Laingsburg, Lake Angelus, Lake Ann, Lake Leelanau, Lake Odessa, Lake Orion, Lakeport, Lakeview, Lambertville, Lansing, Lapeer, La Salle, Lathrup Village, Lawrence, Lawton, Leland, Lennon, Lenox, Leonard, Leslie, Levering, Lincoln Park, Linden, Litchfield, Little Lake, Livonia, Lowell, Luna Pier, Lynn, Mackinaw City, Macomb, Madison Heights, Manchester, Manitou Beach, Maple City, Marcellus, Marenisco, Marine City, Marlette, Marne, Marquette, Marshall, Martin, Marysville, Mason, Mattawan, Maybee, Mayville, Mears, Melvindale, Memphis, Mendon, Merrill, Metamora, Michigamme, Michigan Center, Middleville, Midland, Milan, Milford, Millersburg, Millington, Minden City, Monroe, Montague, Montgomery, Montrose, Morenci, Morley, Morrice, Mount Clemens, Mount Morris, Mount Pleasant, Mulliken, Munith, Muskegon, Mussey, Nashville, Negaunee, Newaygo, New Baltimore, New Boston, New Buffalo, New Era, New Haven, New Hudson, New Lothrop, Newport, Niles, North Adams, North Branch, Northport, North Street, Northville, Norton Shores, Novi, Nunica, Oakland, Oakland Township, Oakley, Oak Park, Okemos, Olivet, Onaway, Onondaga, Onsted, Orchard Lake, Orion, Ortonville, Osseo, Ossineke, Otisville, Otsego, Ottawa Lake, Otter Lake, Ovid, Owendale, Owosso, Oxford, Palmyra, Paris, Parma, Paw Paw, Pellston, Pentwater, Perry, Petersburg, Petoskey, Pewamo, Pierson, Pigeon, Pinckney, Pittsford, Plainwell, Pleasant Lake, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Pontiac, Portage, Port Austin, Port Hope, Port Huron, Portland, Posen, Potterville, Presque Isle, Pullman, Quincy, Ravenna, Ray, Reading, Redford, Reed City, Reese, Republic, Rhodes, Richland, Richmond, Riga, Riley, Riverdale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rives Junction, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rock, Rockford, Rockwood, Rogers City, Romeo, Romulus, Roseville, Rothbury, Royal Oak, Ruby, Russell Island, Ruth, Saginaw, Saint Charles, Saint Clair, Saint Clair Shores, Saint Johns, Saint Joseph, Saint Louis, Saline, Sand Creek, Sand Lake, Sanford, Saugatuck, Schoolcraft, Scotts, Sebewaing, Selfridge Angb, Shelby, Shelby Township, Shelbyville, Shepherd, Sheridan, Sherwood, Sidney, Silverwood, Six Lakes, Skandia, Smiths Creek, Southfield, Southgate, South Haven, South Lyon, South Rockwood, Sparta, Spring Arbor, Springfield, Spring Lake, Springport, Spruce, Stanton, Stanwood, Sterling Heights, Stockbridge, Sumner, Sunfield, Suttons Bay, Swartz Creek, Sylvan Lake, Taylor, Tecumseh, Tekonsha, Temperance, Thompsonville, Three Rivers, Tipton, Tower, Traverse City, Trenton, Troy, Trufant, Twin Lake, Ubly, Union, Union City, Unionville, Utica, Vandalia, Vanderbilt, Vermontville, Vestaburg, Vicksburg, Wakefield, Waldron, Wales, Walker, Walkerville, Walled Lake, Warren, Washington, Waterford, Watervliet, Wayland, Wayne, Webberville, West Bloomfield, West Branch, Westland, West Olive, Westphalia, Wheeler, White Cloud, Whitehall, White Lake, White Pigeon, Whitmore Lake, Williamsburg, Williamston, Willis, Wixom, Wolverine, Wolverine Lake, Woodhaven, Woodland, Wyandotte, Wyoming, Yale, Ypsilanti, Zeeland
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