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Ottawa County, Michigan

Ottawa County is a county located in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 238,314. Its county seat is Grand Haven6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,227 km² (1,632 mi²). 1,465 km² (566 mi²) of it is land and 2,762 km² (1,066 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 65.34% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 238,314 people, 81,662 households, and 61,328 families residing in the county. The population density is 163/km² (421/mi²). There are 86,856 housing units at an average density of 59/km² (154/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.52% White, 1.05% 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 81,662 households out of which 39.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% are married couples living together, 7.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% are non-families. 19.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the county the population is spread out with 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $52,347, and the median income for a family is $59,896. Males have a median income of $42,180 versus $27,706 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,676. 5.50% of the population and 3.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.70% are under the age of 18 and 4.90% are 65 or older.

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Ottawa County, Michigan

... Islander, 3.48% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 7.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 81,662 households out of ...