Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI

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2022 Population
144,744
1.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.7
0.305% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.34%
1.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$86,985
8.67% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$278,800
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
72,666
0.809% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI had a population of 145k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $86,985. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI grew from 143,292 to 144,744, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $80,048 to $86,985, a 8.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), White (Hispanic) (2.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.73%).

3.95% of the households in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, 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.

99.1% of the residents in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are Grand Valley State University (6,722 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was $278,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.6%.

Most people in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 145k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.15% of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (4.55k people).

In 2022, there were 37.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.35k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are Spanish (2,915 households), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (404 households), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (340 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
72,953
Women
50.3%
72,015
Men
49.7%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 144,968 inhabitants, with 49.7% men, and 50.3% women.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    129k ± 1.29k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 516
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.35k ± 595
5.08%
Hispanic Population
7.35k people

In 2022, there were 37.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.35k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.08% of the people in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are hispanic (7.35k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    595 ± 598 people
  2. Canada
    438 ± 513 people
  3. Netherlands
    413 ± 498 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 595 Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI residents, followed by Canada with 438 and Netherlands with 413.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.55k people
3.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.72k people

As of 2022, 3.15% of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI residents (4.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was 3.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,915 households (2.15%)
  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    404 households (0.298%)
  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    340 households (0.251%)

3.95% of the households in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 2.15% of the households in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,732 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,332 ± 267
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    703 ± 236

Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI employs 72.7k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are Construction (4,911 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,433 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,289 people), and the highest paying industries are Animal slaughtering & processing ($155,554), Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($153,130), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($148,919).

Males in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,266. The income inequality in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,574
Women
47.5%
37,151
Men
52.5%

The workforce of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI in 2020 was 70,725 people, with 47.5% woman, and 52.5% men.

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Occupations

72.7k
2022 Value
0.809%
1 Year growth
± 0.809%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.809%, from 72.1k employees to 72.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,277 people), Registered nurses (1,939 people), and Retail salespersons (1,877 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.7k
2022 Value
0.809%
1 Year growth
± 0.809%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.809%, from 72.1k employees to 72.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI, are Construction (4,911 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,433 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,289 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,499
Median earning men ± $1,652
$32,755
Median earning women ± $1,246

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,214), Wholesale Trade ($69,515), and Information ($68,889).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,543), Construction ($47,930), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,869).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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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.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI awarded 6,722 degrees. The student population of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,323 male students and 13,325 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are White (5,584 and 84.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (360 and 5.44%), Black or African American (249 and 3.76%), and Two or More Races (221 and 3.34%).

The largest universities in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Grand Valley State University (6,722 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI are General Psychology (334 and 4.97%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (325 and 4.83%), and General Education (303 and 4.51%).

The median tuition cost in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI for a public four year colleges is $14,302 for in-state students and $20,198 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,648 (38.4% men and 61.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,648 students enrolled in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI, 38.4% men and 61.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,939 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 325 degrees awarded
  2. 276 degrees awarded
  3. 334 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 325 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
6,722 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grand Valley State University with 6,722 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,329 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI, which is 0.53 times less than the 4,393 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,584 degrees mean that there were 15.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 360 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($14,302) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($740) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.307% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.23% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI in 2022 were Some college (30.8k), High School or Equivalent (29.3k), and Bachelors Degree (24.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was $278,800 in 2022, which is 0.989 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $235,300 to $278,800, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI is 79.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI is $86,985. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

Property

$278,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,928
$39,477
Median Property Taxes
±$1,403

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Rent vs Own

79.6%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.6% of the housing units in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$86,985
Median Household Income
± $2,452
49.6k
Number of Households
± 1,713

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI grew to $86,985 from the previous year's value of $80,048.

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Wage Distribution

0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI
0.454
2021 Wage GINI in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI

In 2022, the income inequality in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.85% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.6%)
  3. Carpooled (6.05%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.6%) and those who carpooled to work (6.05%).

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

8.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI (11.6k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 66.3% on employee plans, 6.48% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.784% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 26.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.94%
Uninsured
66.3%
Employer Coverage
6.48%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.784%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI declined by 6.59% from 3.15% to 2.94%.

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