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Allegan County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 113,847 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 105,665 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 23,014
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,038
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 31,629
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,966 (it was 6,536 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%

Land area: 827 sq. mi.

Water area: 1005.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 138 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Allegan County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.8%), Educational, health and social services (11.9%), Manufacturing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Allegan County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 56,687  (49.8%)
Females: 57,160  (50.2%)

Allegan County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Allegan County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $55,250 ($45,813 in 1999)

This county:

$55,250
Michigan:

$51,084

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $669 (lower quartile is $448, upper quartile is $781)
This county:

$669
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $152,500 (it was $111,300 in 2000)
Allegan:

$152,500
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,300 - $225,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,159
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $429

Institutionalized population: 700

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 60
  • Burglaries: 196
  • Thefts: 434
  • Auto thefts: 45

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 169
  • Thefts: 361
  • Auto thefts: 35
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 642 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2001: 644 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2002: 628 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2003: 736 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2004: 833 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2007: 371 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2008: 297 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2009: 251 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2010: 148 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2011: 125 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2012: 205 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2013: 305 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2014: 348 buildings, average cost: $238,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,979 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,939 (1.4%)

Allegan County household income distribution in 2009 Allegan County home values distribution Allegan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.4%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 23.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.4%
Allegan County:

11.4%
Michigan:

15.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.1% for other race residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Allegan County is $510 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $611 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $766 a month.

Cities in this county include: Allegan, Wayland, Otsego, Plainwell, Fennville, Douglas, Saugatuck, Hopkins, Martin.

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

2012 air pollution in Allegan County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bear Lake County, Idaho , Hampshire County, Massachusetts , Montgomery County, New York , Ontario County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,319
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,086 (41% naturalized citizens)

Allegan County:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 866
  • 1990 to 1994: 517
  • 1985 to 1989: 452
  • 1980 to 1984: 223
  • 1975 to 1979: 230
  • 1970 to 1974: 132
  • 1970 to 1974: 69
  • 1965 to 1969: 597
Note: State values scaled to Allegan County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.8%

Allegan County marital status for males Allegan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,645
  • One, attached: 1,253
  • Two: 1,025
  • 3 or 4: 940
  • 5 to 9: 1,141
  • 10 to 19: 607
  • 20 or more: 451
  • Mobile homes: 6,171
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Allegan County with a mortgage: 14,826 (1,379 second mortgage, 2,353 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,183

Here:

70.6% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Allegan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,52646
Catholic10,0719
Evangelical Protestant9,31463
Other1,58311
Black Protestant2322
Orthodox421
None79,640-
Allegan County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Allegan County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

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
Allegan County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 85
This county:

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Allegan County:

8.3%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Allegan County:

28.1%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Allegan County:

Average size of farms: 163 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $154,646
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $648.68
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $128,929
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.34%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,427
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 39.28%
Corn for grain: 62792 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6340 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 42092 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,953 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,880 acres

Earthquake activity:

Allegan County-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 304.7 miles away from Allegan County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 252.9 miles away from the county 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 292.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the county 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 280.8 miles away from Allegan County 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 320.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4121: June 18, 2013, FEMA Id: 4121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 06, 2008 to July 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1777: July 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1777, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-774: September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: 774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 08, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-631: September 08, 1980, FEMA Id: 631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3030: February 05, 1977, FEMA Id: 3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-495: March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: 495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Allegan County (%):

  • Dutch (26%)
  • German (18%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Allegan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42,371 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 5,348 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 89 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1 (0%)
  • Railroad: 13 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 100 (0%)
  • Walked: 837 (2%)
  • Other means: 279 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,098 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Allegan County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 593 people in nursing homes
  • 567 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 260 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 170 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 90 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 59 people in other group homes
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 36 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 25 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Allegan County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 511 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 158 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 155 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,246.

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.
4.26% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($27,254 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($10,351 average AGI)
Allegan County:

1.29%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.38% ($29,571)
from Barry County, MI  0.22% ($26,344)
from Cook County, IL  0.09% ($76,447)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.07% ($38,250)


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%

4.88% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($23,242 average AGI)
1.64% relocated to other states ($8,706 average AGI)
Allegan County:

1.64%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.40% ($27,965)
to Barry County, MI  0.20% ($30,718)
to Cook County, IL  0.09% ($28,000)
to Muskegon County, MI  0.07% ($24,034)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Allegan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Allegan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Allegan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Allegan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Allegan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,418 (12,603 aged, 2,815 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,352 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Allegan County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (885)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (755)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (679)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (634)
  • Unspecified dementia (544)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (537)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (516)
  • Congestive heart failure (452)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (417)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (361)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,518
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 56
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,656

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,284
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 799
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.6
  • Poisoning - 28.7
  • Other - 27.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 110,454
  • In family households: 96,290 (23,305 male householders, 7,145 female householders)
    24,484 spouses, 34,439 children (31,289 natural, 1,140 adopted, 2,010 stepchildren), 1,905 grandchildren, 605 brothers or sisters, 518 parents, 780 other relatives, 2,591 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,164 (5,785 male householders (4,484 living alone)), 5,783 female householders (4,955 living alone)), 2,596 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 954 (700 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,480 2-persons, 6,269 3-persons, 5,875 4-persons, 3,029 5-persons, 1,161 6-persons, 636 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,439 1-person, 1,849 2-persons, 167 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

22,562 married couples with children.
5,498 single-parent households (1,510 men, 3,988 women).

93.2% of residents of Allegan County speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $406,595,000 ($3,615 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,657,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $185,197,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $78,887,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,001,000
Federal grants: $119,090,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,221,000 ($633,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,199,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,366,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $51,907,000
Federal Government insurance: $50,232,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,605
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,370
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +690
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,707
Here +33 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Allegan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.75 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 343
  • 2010 to 2013: 921
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,698
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,573
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,997
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,299
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,396
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,091
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,722
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,962
Note: State values scaled to Allegan population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Allegan County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Allegan County population
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 239
  • 3 rooms: 804
  • 4 rooms: 3,212
  • 5 rooms: 6,899
  • 6 rooms: 7,330
  • 7 rooms: 5,270
  • 8 rooms: 4,176
  • 9+ rooms: 3,677
  • 1 room: 134
  • 2 rooms: 363
  • 3 rooms: 973
  • 4 rooms: 2,121
  • 5 rooms: 1,384
  • 6 rooms: 676
  • 7 rooms: 410
  • 8 rooms: 275
  • 9+ rooms: 200
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Allegan County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Allegan County population
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 1,027
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,076
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,304
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,877
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,309
  • no bedroom: 161
  • 1 bedroom: 1,452
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,063
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,298
  • 4 bedrooms: 439
  • 5+ bedrooms: 123
Cars and other vehicles available in Allegan County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Allegan County population
  • no vehicle: 806
  • 1 vehicle: 7,226
  • 2 vehicles: 15,253
  • 3 vehicles: 5,799
  • 4 vehicles: 1,825
  • 5+ vehicles: 720
  • no vehicle: 805
  • 1 vehicle: 3,169
  • 2 vehicles: 2,033
  • 3 vehicles: 434
  • 4 vehicles: 65
  • 5+ vehicles: 30

58% of Allegan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Michigan.

Allegan County:

58.4%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 84,186
  • Northeast: 1,587
  • Midwest: 9,394
  • South: 5,020
  • West: 1,952

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $119,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allegan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.5%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Electricity (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (57.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.8%)
  • Electricity (11.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,975
Here:

13.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 649
Here:

9.2%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 574
Here:

20.2%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Allegan County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $3,051,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $963,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $20,764,000
    Welfare - Other: $9,676,000
    Regular Highways: $7,988,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,201,000
    Police Protection: $5,075,000
    General - Other: $4,826,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,960,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,442,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,258,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,408,000
    Financial Administration: $1,304,000
    Parks & Recreation: $353,000
    Housing & Community Development: $41,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,756,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $999,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial: $41,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,240,000

Allegan County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $25,544,000
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,441,000
    Health & Hospitals: $707,000
    Housing & Community Development: $44,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,632,000
    All Other: $4,525,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,660,000
    Rents: $646,000
    Special Assessments: $604,000
    Interest Earnings: $581,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,168,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,271,000
    All Other: $2,283,000
    Public Welfare: $2,016,000
    General Support: $1,973,000
    Housing & Community Development: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,700,000
    NEC: $387,000

Allegan County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $41,460,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $839,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $13,835,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,177,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,287,000

Allegan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,972,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $36,708,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,547
  • Number of aged recipients: 75
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,472
  • Number of recipients under 18: 295
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,043
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 209
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 585
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 703
Allegan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Allegan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED237$113,4851,674$133,0977,739$119,244321$29,0598$370,000643$153,002
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$107,476170$154,118866$114,96172$25,4720$051$113,451
APPLICATIONS DENIED39$108,205411$78,3042,029$113,041231$23,1340$0114$135,421
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$115,111128$124,9841,100$125,20329$49,2410$038$158,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$121,30841$116,561267$117,09724$71,3331$87,00014$91,214
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED387$129,269507$131,35941$121,512
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED66$132,197142$131,2115$184,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$103,14311$119,2731$63,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$124,46735$128,3435$107,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$85,0002$124,5000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Allegan County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John37474.8 years
William34875.3 years
Robert33072.5 years
Mary24977.8 years
James23670.0 years
Charles22075.3 years
Helen21480.5 years
George21077.2 years
Ruth16181.0 years
Harold15876.1 years
Most common last names in Allegan County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19672.3 years
Miller11278.1 years
Johnson10775.0 years
Brown9277.7 years
Thompson7374.9 years
Anderson7175.8 years
Jones6274.4 years
Cook6075.0 years
Davis5175.1 years
Baker4975.8 years
Businesses in Allegan County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Johnny Rockets1
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC2
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza3
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Best Western1McDonald's4
Burger King4Meijer1
Chevrolet2Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Curves2Rite Aid1
DHL1Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug1Subway8
FedEx5Taco Bell2
Ford2True Value3
GameStop1U-Haul5
H&R Block3UPS7
Haworth1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Jimmy John's3Wendy's2

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