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Population in 2012: 3,954 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 

Males: 1,865  (47.2%)
Females: 2,089  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49078.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,034 (it was $37,525 in 2000)
Otsego:

$36,034
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,197

Otsego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,850 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
Otsego:

$97,850
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,458; Detached houses: $125,145; Townhouses or other attached units: $161,677; In 2-unit structures: $134,192; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,509; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,192; Mobile homes: $59,497

Median gross rent in 2012: $653.

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  • White alone - 3,693 (93.4%)
  • Hispanic - 131 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 69 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Otsego: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Dutch (15.2%), English (13.8%), Irish (12.2%), United States (7.7%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,982 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Otsego:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otsego city:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

49 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Otsego, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Otsego to the number of sex offenders is 304 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,803 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,538 (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
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $612,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 85.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +366 (+9.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 350 (21.5%)

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
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 252793612304
per 100,000 50.6125.750.1176.9225.776.3153.826.252.579.70.0101.2
Robberies 100010221100
per 100,000 25.30.00.00.025.10.051.352.326.326.60.00.0
Assaults 9126101312144343
per 100,000 227.6301.7150.2252.7326.1305.325.6104.6105.179.7101.275.9
Burglaries 1615921221915111611813
per 100,000 404.7377.2225.2530.7551.8483.3384.6287.7420.3292.4202.4328.9
Thefts 1168612011712591706559554553
per 100,000 2933.72162.43003.02956.83135.22314.91794.91699.81549.81462.01138.41340.8
Auto thefts 1045542112401
per 100,000 252.9100.6125.1126.4100.350.925.626.252.5106.30.025.3
Arson 211001000000
per 100,000 50.625.125.00.00.025.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 257.1279.3214.0354.3421.5250.3242.1146.4165.0173.679.2173.2

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Michigan average:

1.74

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Otsego, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -162 (-4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Otsego-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 93% 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 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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, Winds: 2, Snowstorms: 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/medical centers near Otsego:

  • BORGESS-PIPP HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Otsego, 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.

Local government website: ci.otsego.mi.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otsego:

  • Western Michigan University (about 13 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 18,067)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 5,240)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 28 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 2,053)
  • Davenport University (about 29 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Hope College (about 31 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Calvin College (about 33 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 36 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.6

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

KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY #1 (Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY #2 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SCHNABLE LAKE CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 123, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PRAIRIEWOOD GOLF COURSE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
OTSEGO MOOSE LODGE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
TROWBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SALOON EL VAQUERO (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-1998), St Unresolved (FEB-11-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
OTSEGO MOOSE- CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • DUNLOPS ORCHARD PARK (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WARNER'S LANDING (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 58.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Otsego, MI

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 compared to Michigan state average:

Otsego, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Otsego travel time to work - commute


Otsego mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.06%
Here38.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents29.8%25.4%11.0%8.2%3.1%
Congregations7.6%21.8%9.2%16.0%3.4%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.1%1.9%12.5%
Congregations0.8%4.2%3.4%1.7%31.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
This 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.
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
This county:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

8.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

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

13.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$13,141$39,4230$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,377$62,2620$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,600$51,2002$611
Police - Other 1$2,835$34,0202$173
Firefighters 0$0 30$8,482
Streets and Highways 3$10,917$43,6680$0
Solid Waste Management 2$7,698$46,1880$0
Sewerage 1$4,929$59,1480$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,255$43,5300$0
Water Supply 2$7,379$44,2740$0
Totals for Government 23$90,131$47,02534$9,266

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($11.38)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($5.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $704,000 ($178.05)
    Regular Highways: $540,000 ($136.57)
    Sewerage: $315,000 ($79.67)
    Water Utilities: $259,000 ($65.50)
    Fire Protection: $198,000 ($50.08)
    Financial Administration: $187,000 ($47.29)
    Central Staff Services: $173,000 ($43.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000 ($25.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $94,000 ($23.77)
    General Public Buildings: $72,000 ($18.21)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($14.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $58,000 ($14.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $58,000 ($14.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $355,000 ($89.78)
    Regular Highways: $249,000 ($62.97)
    Water Utilities: $99,000 ($25.04)
    Sewerage: $72,000 ($18.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,206,000 ($305.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($3.79)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $484,000 ($122.41)
    All Other: $139,000 ($35.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $323,000 ($81.69)
    Property Sale Other: $237,000 ($59.94)
    Interest Earnings: $113,000 ($28.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $272,000 ($68.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $963,000 ($243.55)
    All Other: $103,000 ($26.05)
  • Tax - Property: $1,101,000 ($278.45)
    NEC: $60,000 ($15.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $245,000 ($61.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $935,000 ($236.47)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $385,000 ($97.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $430,000 ($108.75)
    Water Utilities: $230,000 ($58.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($30.35)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($3.79)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $674,000 ($170.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,180,000 ($551.34)

6.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($343 average AGI)
Allegan County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  1.56% ($40,551 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  1.26% ($40,250)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.82% ($40,391)


6.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($106 average AGI)
Allegan County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.44% ($36,279 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  1.10% ($30,313)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  1.06% ($30,944)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Otsego, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

Otsego fatal accident list:

Aug 12, 2004 05:00 PM, Lincoln St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 459
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 12,800

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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