Otsego, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 3,996 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 1,788  (44.8%)
Females: 2,208  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49078.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,482 (it was $37,525 in 2000)
Otsego:

$51,482
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,003 (it was $17,521 in 2000)

Otsego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,799 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
Otsego:

$127,799
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,768; detached houses: $199,982; townhouses or other attached units: $158,653; in 2-unit structures: $163,281; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,743; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,353; mobile homes: $50,664

Median gross rent in 2017: $663.

March 2019 cost of living index in Otsego: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.1%
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  • Races in Otsego, MI (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Otsego, Michigan as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Otsego is 161 to 1.


Crime rates in Otsego by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(225.7)
3
(76.3)
6
(153.8)
1
(26.2)
2
(52.5)
3
(79.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(101.2)
3
(75.9)
3
(75.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.0)
4
(99.9)
12
(300.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.3)
2
(52.3)
1
(26.3)
1
(26.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(326.1)
12
(305.3)
1
(25.6)
4
(104.6)
4
(105.1)
3
(79.7)
4
(101.2)
3
(75.9)
5
(126.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.1)
7
(175.1)
1
(25.0)
4
(100.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(551.8)
19
(483.3)
15
(384.6)
11
(287.7)
16
(420.3)
11
(292.4)
8
(202.4)
13
(328.9)
8
(202.4)
13
(327.7)
15
(375.8)
11
(275.1)
12
(299.6)
7
(175.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
125
(3,135)
91
(2,315)
70
(1,795)
65
(1,700)
59
(1,550)
55
(1,462)
45
(1,138)
53
(1,341)
57
(1,442)
36
(907.5)
66
(1,653)
50
(1,251)
42
(1,049)
43
(1,075)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(100.3)
2
(50.9)
1
(25.6)
1
(26.2)
2
(52.5)
4
(106.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.3)
1
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.1)
2
(50.0)
3
(74.9)
3
(75.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)425.4252.6244.4147.8166.5175.279.9174.8159.9127.3101.5128.3161.3321.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Otsego, MI

Crime rate in Otsego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (18.0%), American (15.7%), Irish (11.9%), Dutch (10.9%), English (4.0%), Greek (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 2,003 people per square mile   (low).

Otsego, Michigan map

30 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,066 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,878 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 85.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +267 (+6.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 297 (16.8%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Otsego, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Otsego, MI in 2017
Otsego satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Otsego, MI residents
Average permit cost in Otsego, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Otsego, MI
Historical housing units in Otsego, MI
Most common industries in Otsego, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.6%)
  • Paper (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.5%)
  • Paper (7.2%)
  • Machinery (5.5%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Otsego, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)

Average climate in Otsego, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Otsego, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Otsego 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, 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

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 high schools in Otsego:

  • OTSEGO WEST CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 570 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • OTSEGO HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 550 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Otsego:

Private elementary/middle schools in Otsego:

  • ST MARGARET SCHOOL (Students: 96, Location: 736 S FARMER ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • OTSEGO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 247 E ALLEGAN ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Otsego

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Otsego:

Marital status in Otsego, MI
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Otsego:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Otsego
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Otsego, MI (based on Allegan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Allegan County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Allegan County:

13.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Otsego:

41.9%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Otsego:

29.3
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Otsego:

21.5%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.2%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Otsego:

54.0%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Otsego:

76.7%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Otsego, MI Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 6$32,512$65,0243$1,696
Streets and Highways 5$20,965$50,3162$1,548
Sewerage 4$17,643$52,9290$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,169$67,0145$858
Financial Administration 2$8,569$51,4142$2,631
Police - Other 1$3,091$37,0920$0
Firefighters 0$0 22$5,360
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,244
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$4,384
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 20$93,949$56,36942$17,721

Otsego government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $702,000 ($175.68)
    Regular Highways: $566,000 ($141.64)
    Sewerage: $487,000 ($121.87)
    Water Utilities: $260,000 ($65.07)
    Financial Administration: $181,000 ($45.30)
    Central Staff Services: $167,000 ($41.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $166,000 ($41.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $156,000 ($39.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000 ($27.03)
    General Public Buildings: $37,000 ($9.26)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($5.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000 ($5.01)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($2.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $26,000 ($6.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $567,000 ($141.89)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($10.51)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($6.01)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,319,000 ($330.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.75)

Otsego government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $560,000 ($140.14)
    Other: $142,000 ($35.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $124,000 ($31.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $90,000 ($22.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($12.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($3.25)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($3.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.75)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $390,000 ($97.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $334,000 ($83.58)
    Highways: $290,000 ($72.57)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Tax - Property: $1,537,000 ($384.63)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($11.01)
    Other License: $20,000 ($5.01)

Otsego government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000 ($18.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000 ($13.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($5.01)

Otsego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,893,000 ($974.22)

7.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  2.02% ($52,279 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  1.49% ($55,112)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.85% ($42,765)


7.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.87% ($45,252 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  1.21% ($49,535)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.93% ($42,197)
Businesses in Otsego, MI
NameCountNameCount
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets2
H&R Block1True Value1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Otsego fatal accident list:

Feb 26, 2015 03:04 PM, Sr-89 E Allegan St, Farmer St, Lat: 42.460503, Lon: -85.696861, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 12, 2004 05:00 PM, Lincoln St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 2001 11:45 AM, Watson Road, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.0mTotal length
  • 26,633Total average daily traffic
  • 1,666Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,687Total future (year 2018) 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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial 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 Private 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 Broadcast 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: Michael Cole, Registrant: Grand Traverse Mobile Communications, 1670 Barlow Street, Suite 1, Traverse City, MI 49686, Phone: (231) 947-9851, 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: 09/16/2014, Expiration Date: 10/22/2024, Certifier: Clara J Devries, Registrant: Parker Hannifin, 300 Parker Drive, Otsego, MI 49078, Phone: (269) 694-9411, Fax: (269) 694-5625, 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 Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas D Noyes, 9461 West B Ave, Otsego, MI 49078
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DCO-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51451 , Serial Number: L-5757, Year manufactured: 1943, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Christopher L Maley, Po Box 526, Otsego, MI 49078
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6689A , Serial Number: 28789, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/17/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Christopher L Maley, Po Box 526, Otsego, MI 49078, Other Owners: Thomas D Noyes, John R Chapman
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/07/2006
    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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Otsego, MI
  • 94.5%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Otsego, MI
  • 89.2%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel


Otsego compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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