Otsego County, MI

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2022 Population
25,221
0.819% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
1.56% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,865
5.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$178,400
14.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Otsego County, MI had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $62,865. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Otsego County, MI grew from 25,016 to 25,221, a 0.819% increase and its median household income grew from $59,330 to $62,865, a 5.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Otsego County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%), White (Hispanic) (0.848%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.789%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.559%).

None of the households in Otsego 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.

99.3% of the residents in Otsego County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Otsego County, MI was $178,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Otsego County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Otsego County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Otsego County, MI is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.3% of Otsego County, MI residents were born outside of the country (327 people).

In 2022, there were 36.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in Otsego County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 647 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 214 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Otsego County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Otsego County, MI was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Otsego County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.7k ± 48
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    647 ± 101
  3. White (Hispanic)
    214 ± 76
1.85%
Hispanic Population
467 people

In 2022, there were 36.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in Otsego County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 647 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 214 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.85% of the people in Otsego County, MI are hispanic (467 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
327 people
1.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
437 people

As of 2022, 1.3% of Otsego County, MI residents (327 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 Otsego County, MI was 1.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    671 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    462 ± 153
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    271 ± 99

Otsego County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Otsego County, MI employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Otsego County, MI are Retail Trade (1,864 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,576 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,185 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($68,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,889), and Finance & Insurance ($57,045).

Occupations

11.8k
2022 Value
± 686
3.67%
1 Year growth
± 8.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Otsego County, MI grew at a rate of 3.67%, from 11.4k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Otsego County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,572 people), Management Occupations (1,035 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,022 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Otsego County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2022 Value
± 686
3.67%
1 Year growth
± 8.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Otsego County, MI grew at a rate of 3.67%, from 11.4k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Otsego County, MI, are Retail Trade (1,864 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,576 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,185 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Otsego County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Otsego County, 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

$43,191
Median earning men ± $5,351
$35,135
Median earning women ± $2,865

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,105), Other Services Except Public Administration ($67,986), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,357).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($92,628), Wholesale Trade ($58,869), and Public Administration ($57,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 272
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 180
    Retail Trade
  3. 160
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Otsego County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Otsego County, MI was $178,400 in 2022, which is 0.633 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,500 to $178,400, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Otsego County, MI is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Otsego County, MI have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Otsego County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Otsego County, MI is $62,865. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Otsego County, MI was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $82,083, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $70,667 and $69,505.

Property

$178,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,850
$8,196
Median Property Taxes
±$532

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 Otsego County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Otsego County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Otsego County, MI was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $82,083, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $70,667 and $69,505.

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

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Household Income

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$62,865
Median Household Income
± $5,910
10.8k
Number of Households
± 669

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Otsego County, MI grew to $62,865 from the previous year's value of $59,330.

The following chart displays the households in Otsego 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Otsego County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.81%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Otsego County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (7.81%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Otsego County, MI have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Otsego County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Otsego County, MI (2.65k out of 24.9k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Otsego County, 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

92.5% of the population of Otsego County, MI has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Otsego County, MI see 1233 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.01% decrease from the previous year (1298 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,233 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Otsego County, MI

Primary care physicians in Otsego County, MI see an average of 1,233 patients per year. This represents a 5.01% decrease from the previous year (1,298 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.51%
Uninsured
43.8%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Otsego County, MI grew by 0.864% from 7.45% to 7.51%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Otsego County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 37.4% in Otsego County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.65% in Otsego County, MI.

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