The Performance Improvement Division maintains a variety of up-to-date demographic and economic statistics for Ottawa County and its local units of government. These include annual population estimates and projections, monthly labor force and unemployment statistics, and quarterly residential and commercial construction activity data.
Population Data (Current Estimates)
- Top 10 Largest & Top 10 Fastest Growing Counties in Michigan
- Population Growth Rates (Michigan, Ottawa County, Local Units of Government)
- Map of Population Change Percentage by County 2010-2019
- Average Annual Unemployment and Historic Unemployment Rate (Ottawa County, Michigan, Nation)
- Construction Activity Data
Ottawa County's Health Data Book earned a 2014 NACo Achievement Award in the category of Civic Engagement and Public Information. The Book is comprised of nine chapters that contain 30 years of statistics involving an array of health and wellness indicators for Ottawa County residents. Health data from adjacent counties (i.e. Allegan, Kent, and Muskegon) as well as the State are also provided to compare health trends among residents both regionally and statewide. Additionally, longitudinal trends in data are provided to clearly illustrate how a particular illness or health-related condition has affected the County’s population throughout the years.
Ottawa County's Environmental Data Book earned a 2011 NACo Achievement Award. The Environmental Data Book is a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide that contains an assortment of environmental-related data for Ottawa County. This unique, web-based resource synthesizes pertinent environmental facts and statistics into a single, convenient document that is easily accessible to the public. The award was given in the category of Civic Engagement and Public Information.
The Department continues to maintain the County’s web-based Performance Dashboard by updating 19 datasets annually. The County and State Government Dashboard includes Ottawa County and Michigan statistics in highly visual, interactive charts and graphs.
Do you ever wish your reports, studies, outreach materials, or presentations had better visual appeal and data clarity – but you just don’t have the time or expertise to make the enhancements you’d like to see? If you answered yes, then Ottawa County’s Planning and Performance Improvement Department is here to help! Learn More »
2010 Census Data
Population Data (2010 Census)
- Top 10 Largest and Top 10 Fastest Growing Counties in Michigan
- Population Growth Rates in Ottawa County
- Population Growth Rates in Ottawa County by Zip Code
- Population by Census Tracts
- Population by Block Groups
- Age Distribution (Michigan, Ottawa County, Local Units of Government)
- Gender (Michigan, Ottawa County, Local Units of Government)
- Race (Michigan, Ottawa County, Local Units of Government)
- Hispanic/Latino Origin (Michigan, Ottawa County, Local Units of Government)