Otsego, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 3,965 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 1,860  (46.9%)
Females: 2,105  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49078.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,973 (it was $37,525 in 2000)
Otsego:

$41,973
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,393 (it was $17,521 in 2000)

Otsego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,226 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
Otsego:

$104,226
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $669.

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  • Races in Otsego, MI (2010)

    Otsego races chart
    • 3,69393.4%White alone
    • 1313.3%Hispanic
    • 691.7%Two or more races
    • 250.6%Black alone
    • 200.5%Asian alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Other race alone

Races in Otsego detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Otsego: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (14.7%), Dutch (13.4%), English (10.3%), United States (7.8%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,987 people per square mile   (low).

Otsego,MI real estate house value index trend

Otsego, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Otsego:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otsego city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Otsego, Michigan as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Otsego to the number of sex offenders is 282 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,844 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,578 (1.5%)

Otsego satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (13.7 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (99.9 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (110.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Plainwell, MI (1.7 miles ), Martin, MI (2.5 miles ), Allegan, MI (3.0 miles ), Parchment, MI (3.4 miles ), Gobles, MI (3.4 miles ), Westwood, MI (3.4 miles ), Hopkins, MI (3.5 miles ), Comstock Northwest, MI (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $612,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 85.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +224 (+5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 274 (17.1%)

Area code: 269

Otsego household income distribution Otsego home values distribution

Crime rates in Otsego by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2527936123043
per 100,000 50.6125.750.1176.9225.776.3153.826.252.579.70.0101.275.9
Robberies 1000102211000
per 100,000 25.30.00.00.025.10.051.352.326.326.60.00.00.0
Assaults 91261013121443435
per 100,000 227.6301.7150.2252.7326.1305.325.6104.6105.179.7101.275.9126.5
Burglaries 16159212219151116118138
per 100,000 404.7377.2225.2530.7551.8483.3384.6287.7420.3292.4202.4328.9202.4
Thefts 116861201171259170655955455357
per 100,000 2,933.72,162.43,003.02,956.83,135.22,314.91,794.91,699.81,549.81,462.01,138.41,340.81,441.9
Auto thefts 10455421124011
per 100,000 252.9100.6125.1126.4100.350.925.626.252.5106.30.025.325.3
Arson 2110010000000
per 100,000 50.625.125.00.00.025.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 257.1279.3214.0354.4421.5250.3242.2146.4165.0173.679.2173.2158.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Otsego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -162 (-4.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Otsego: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Otsego, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Otsego-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Otsego city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Otsego-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from Otsego center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 276.5 miles away from Otsego center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 308.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allegan County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Otsego topographic map

Birthplace of: Phil Regan (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Sid Conrad - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers near Otsego:

  • BORGESS-PIPP HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PLAINWELL, MI)
  • BRIDGEWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLAINWELL, MI)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PLAINWELL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLAINWELL, MI)
  • ALAMO NURS HME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • ALAMO NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • PLAINWELL PINES NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNI (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLAINWELL, MI)
  • PLAINWELL PINES NURSING CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLAINWELL, MI)

Amtrak station near Otsego:

  • 13 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otsego:

  • Western Michigan University (about 13 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 28 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Davenport University (about 29 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Hope College (about 31 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Calvin College (about 34 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 36 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Public elementary/middle schools in Otsego:

Private elementary/middle schools in Otsego:

  • ST MARGARET SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 736 S FARMER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OTSEGO BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 34; Location: 247 E ALLEGAN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 805 S WILMOTT ST; Grades: PK - 4)
See full list of schools located in Otsego, School District: OTSEGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Otsego:

  • OTSEGO DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $512,216; Location: 219 SOUTH FARMER STREET; 49,736 books; 1,983 audio materials; 2,920 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 131 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Otsego: Otsego Station (A), Otsego Fire Department and Rescue (B), Otsego Police Department (C), Otsego Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Otsego include: First Congregational Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Saint Margaret's Catholic Church (E), Otsego Church of God (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mountain Home Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Otsego include: Otsego Methodist Church Historical Marker (1), North Side Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Allegan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 93.7. This is worse than average.

City:

93.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Otsego and their reported violations in the past:

KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY MAIN WELL (Population served: 1,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY PIT AREA WELL (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SCHNABLE LAKE CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 123, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-14-2010), St Unresolved (OCT-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
MCGONIGLE'S LAKESIDE GRILL (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PRAIRIEWOOD GOLF COURSE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SWEET TOWN BAR, LLC (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Otsego that have no violations reported:

  • OTSEGO MOOSE LODGE (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DUNLOPS ORCHARD PARK (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TROWBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OTSEGO MOOSE- CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.7%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Otsego in 2000:

  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Otsego, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Otsego compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Otsego (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Otsego Drive-In Branch at 732 East Allegan Street, branch established on 1970/06/19; Otsego Branch at 101 East Allegan Avenue, branch established on 1951/11/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: Otsego Branch at 380 Oaks Crossing, branch established on 1975/04/14. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Otsego at 800 East Allegan Street, branch established on 1934/05/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Michigan average:

11.0

Otsego travel time to work - commute Otsego mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Otsego city (based on Allegan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,52646
Catholic10,0719
Evangelical Protestant9,31463
Other1,58311
Black Protestant2322
Orthodox421
None79,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Allegan County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Allegan County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Allegan County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Allegan County:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,569$51,4142$2,631
Other Government Administration 2$11,169$67,0145$858
Police Protection - Officers 6$32,512$65,0243$1,696
Police - Other 1$3,091$37,0920$0
Firefighters 0$0 22$5,360
Streets and Highways 5$20,965$50,3162$1,548
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,244
Sewerage 4$17,643$52,9290$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$4,384
Totals for Government 20$93,949$56,36942$17,721

Otsego government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($11.35)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($5.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $704,000 ($177.55)
    Regular Highways: $540,000 ($136.19)
    Sewerage: $315,000 ($79.45)
    Water Utilities: $259,000 ($65.32)
    Fire Protection: $198,000 ($49.94)
    Financial Administration: $187,000 ($47.16)
    Central Staff Services: $173,000 ($43.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000 ($24.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $94,000 ($23.71)
    General Public Buildings: $72,000 ($18.16)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($14.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $58,000 ($14.63)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $58,000 ($14.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $355,000 ($89.53)
    Regular Highways: $249,000 ($62.80)
    Water Utilities: $99,000 ($24.97)
    Sewerage: $72,000 ($18.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,206,000 ($304.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($3.78)

Otsego government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $484,000 ($122.07)
    All Other: $139,000 ($35.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $323,000 ($81.46)
    Property Sale Other: $237,000 ($59.77)
    Interest Earnings: $113,000 ($28.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $272,000 ($68.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $963,000 ($242.88)
    All Other: $103,000 ($25.98)
  • Tax - Property: $1,101,000 ($277.68)
    NEC: $60,000 ($15.13)

Otsego government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $245,000 ($61.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $935,000 ($235.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $385,000 ($97.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $430,000 ($108.45)
    Water Utilities: $230,000 ($58.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($30.26)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($3.78)

Otsego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $674,000 ($169.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,180,000 ($549.81)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ottawa County, MI  1.16% ($35,136 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.98% ($42,372)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.78% ($37,130)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($87 average AGI)
Allegan County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.39% ($30,361 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  1.20% ($34,241)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.92% ($30,121)

Strongest AM radio stations in Otsego:

  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)

Strongest FM radio stations in Otsego:

  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Otsego:

  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
Otsego fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Otsego fatal accident list:

Aug 12, 2004 05:00 PM, Lincoln St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 2001 11:45 AM, Watson Road, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 1976 06:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 7,400Total average daily traffic
  • 459Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,800Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Otsego)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 112th St (Lat: 42.508917 Lon: -85.768361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103 m, Call Sign: KNNP783
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.362 MHz, 929.837 MHz, 929.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2001, Expiration Date: 03/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Arch Wireless, Inc., 1800 West Park Drive, Suite 250, Westborough, MA 01581, Phone: (508) 870-6049, Fax: (508) 898-1953, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • OTSEGO, 962 13th St (Lat: 42.490833 Lon: -85.672778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 102.1 m, Call Sign: KYY201
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2001, Expiration Date: 10/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2011, Certifier: Harriet Miller Brown
    Registrant: Brent Willliams, 606 Ventura Way, Marshall, MI 49068, Phone: (517) 285-6678, Fax: (269) 789-9880, Email:
  • S Chester 10 7.5 Mi Ene (Lat: 44.928333 Lon: -84.541417), Call Sign: WNGQ597
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.925 MHz, 458.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2011, Expiration Date: 08/19/2021, Certifier: Randy R Sanders
    Registrant: Grand Traverse Mobile Communications, 716 Boon Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, Phone: (231) 947-9851, Fax: (231) 947-9077, Email:
  • 742 E Allegan St (Lat: 42.453083 Lon: -85.685861), Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: KQI299
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.0600 MHz, 48.3800 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/02/1999, Expiration Date: 12/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2004
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, N.W. Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 42.450028 Lon: -85.700028, Call Sign: WQBJ975
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.365 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2004, Expiration Date: 10/22/2014, Certifier: Clara J Devries
    Registrant: C-Comm, 1600 Lincoln Rd, Allegan, MI 49010, Phone: (269) 673-9900, Fax: (269) 673-9904, Email:
  • 962 13th St (Lat: 42.490833 Lon: -85.672778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 102.1 m, Call Sign: WQFX388
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2006, Expiration Date: 04/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2007, Certifier: Jan Dewyse
    Registrant: 606 Ventura Way, Marshall, MI 49068, Phone: (517) 285-6678, Fax: (269) 789-9880, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KP8237, Licensee ID: L00914620
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/01/1979, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Forum Communications, Inc., Box 80, Otsego, MI 49078

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Otsego)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1176Y , Serial Number: 15059576, Year manufactured: 1962
    Registrant (Individual): Steven E Milbocker, 868 N 16th St, Otsego, MI 49078
  • Aircraft: FUNK B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24106 , Serial Number: 32, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas D Noyes, 9461 West B Ave, Otsego, MI 49078
  • Aircraft: EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK AS SPORTSTAR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 408EV , Serial Number: 20050408, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph Hall, Po Box 93, Otsego, MI 49078
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 80956 , Serial Number: 1149
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas D Noyes, 9461 West B Ave, Otsego, MI 49078

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Otsego, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4976.4 years
William4772.7 years
Robert4075.2 years
Charles3673.0 years
Mary3576.8 years
Helen3478.3 years
James2869.2 years
George2877.2 years
Dorothy2779.5 years
Ruth2381.1 years
Most common last names in Otsego, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3174.2 years
Wood1379.9 years
Warner1278.2 years
Anderson1272.8 years
Holmes1176.0 years
Johnson1169.4 years
Snyder1172.4 years
Kling1177.7 years
Brown1175.0 years
Cook1082.2 years
Businesses in Otsego, MI
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Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets2
H&R Block1True Value1
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