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Oceana County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 26,473 (10% urban, 90% rural); it was 26,873 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,989
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,282
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,084
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,903 (it was 1,694 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%

Land area: 540 sq. mi.

Water area: 766.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Oceana County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.3%), Educational, health and social services (18.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Oceana County, MI (2019)
    • 21,52481.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,07815.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3641.4%Two or more races
    • 2781.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2360.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 590.2%Asian alone
    • 70.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 13,409  (50.7%)
Females: 13,064  (49.3%)
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Average household size:
Oceana County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,243 ($35,307 in 1999)
This county:

$52,243
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $541 (lower quartile is $428, upper quartile is $665)
This county:

$541
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $130,074 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Oceana:

$130,074
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,833 - $220,725

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $197,376
Here:

$197,376
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $203,545
Here:

$203,545
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $89,573
Here:

$89,573
State:

$142,994

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $238,758
Here:

$238,758
State:

$170,137

Mobile homes: $69,084
Here:

$69,084
State:

$56,186

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,015
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 183

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 82
  • Thefts: 171
  • Auto thefts: 14

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 116
  • Auto thefts: 10
Oceana County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 107 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1998: 110 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 1999: 123 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2000: 129 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2001: 135 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2003: 112 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2004: 230 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2005: 216 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2006: 187 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2018: 76 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $194,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Oceana, MI residents
Average permit cost in Oceana, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,701 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,455 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Oceana, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Oceana, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oceana, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.6%
Oceana County:

13.6%
Michigan:

13.0%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.4% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.2% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.3 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 44.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.8 years old, Black residents: 22.7 years old, American Indian residents: 46.2 years old, Asian residents: 49.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.4 years old, Other race residents: 24.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oceana County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $507 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $613 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hart, Pentwater, Hesperia, New Era, Rothbury, Walkerville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Oceana County: Drew Siding (A), Jackson Corners (B), Intimidator Golf Course (C), Pickerel Lakeside Campground and Cottages (D), Henry Camp (E), Camp Echo (F), Newaygo Recreation Area (G), Highbank Lake Recreation Area (H), High Rollway Public Access (I), Pettibone Park Campground (J), Trumbull Corners (K), Briar Hill Golf Course (L), Summer Breeze Par Three Golf Course (M), Northwood Golf Course (N), Brigadoon Golf Club (O), Chinook Campground (P), Salmon Run Campground (Q), Village Green Golf Club (R), Mystery Creek Campground (S), Croton Township Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oceana County include: South Ensley United Methodist Church (A), Danish Church (B), East Denver Church (C), Volney Bible Church (D), Bitely Community Church (E), First Baptist Church of Woodland (F), Reeman Christian Reformed Church (G), Saint Michael Church of Brunswick (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Goodwell Cemetery (1), Hillers Cemetery (2), Bull Cemetery (3), Croton Cemetery (4), Gulp Cemetery (5), Saint Michaels Cemetery (6), Whipple Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mast Lake (A), Ransom Lake (B), Lorden Lake (C), Pickerel Lake (D), Peterson Lake (E), Little Mud Lake (F), Abeys Lake (G), Ackland Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brayden Creek (A), Black Creek (B), Bigelow Creek (C), Beaver Creek (D), Triple Lakes Creek (E), Bear Creek (F), Allen Creek (G), Pease Creek (H), McDuffee Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oceana County include: Newaygo County Sports Park (1), Newaygo Experimental Forest (2), Big Prairie Township Park (3), Breezy Knoll Park (4), Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary (5), Kimble County Park (6), MK Conklin Park (7), Hardy Dam County Park (8), Newaygo State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bennington County, Vermont , Sagadahoc County, Maine , Washakie County, Wyoming , Weston County, Wyoming , Fall River County, South Dakota , Midland County , Muskegon County , Newaygo County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Oceana, MI
County total employment by year in Oceana, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Oceana, MI

Current college students: 734
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,565 (16.1% naturalized citizens)

Oceana County:

5.9%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5312010 or later
  • 4252000 to 2009
  • 3241990 to 1999
  • 1951980 to 1989
  • 1261970 to 1979
  • 119Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.4%

Oceana County marital status for males Oceana County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,356
  • One, attached: 166
  • Two: 291
  • 3 or 4: 162
  • 5 to 9: 178
  • 10 to 19: 86
  • 20 to 49: 64
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 2,947

Housing units in Oceana County with a mortgage: 4,329 (35 second mortgage, 414 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,195

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oceana County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,0846
Mainline Protestant2,43514
Evangelical Protestant1,81926
Other2422
None16,990-
Oceana 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: 9
Oceana County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Oceana County:

7.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

10.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Oceana County:

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Oceana County:

29.4%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Oceana County:

Average size of farms: 197 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,096
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $556.10
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,476
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,785
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.44%
Corn for grain: 10322 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1556 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2315 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16,312 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15,681 acres

Tornado activity:

Oceana County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 11764920.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/26/1951, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people

Earthquake activity:

Oceana County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.7 miles away from Oceana County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 296.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 368.6 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 335.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from Oceana 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 343.7 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 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 And Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: May 29, 1998 to May 31, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1226: June 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • 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 AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 05, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-744: September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: 744, 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 Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 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
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Oceana County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Oceana

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,230 (75.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,160 (14.0%)
  • Bus: 51 (0.6%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 64 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 329 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 382 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (70%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • England (1%)
  • South Africa (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oceana County


  • German (13%)
  • American (9%)
  • Dutch (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 333 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 55 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in other group homes
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 57 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,167.

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.07% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($31,593 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($12,218 average AGI)
Oceana County:

1.63%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muskegon County, MI  1.72% ($36,093 average AGI)
from Newaygo County, MI  0.76% ($32,474)
from Mason County, MI  0.49% ($28,327)
from Ottawa County, MI  0.41% ($61,439)
from Kent County, MI  0.41% ($50,415)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.04% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($27,945 average AGI)
1.64% relocated to other states ($8,761 average AGI)
Oceana County:

1.64%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Muskegon County, MI  2.06% ($43,150 average AGI)
to Newaygo County, MI  0.73% ($28,219)
to Kent County, MI  0.52% ($32,096)
to Mason County, MI  0.50% ($30,500)
to Ottawa County, MI  0.26% ($38,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Oceana County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Oceana County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Oceana County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oceana County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Oceana County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oceana County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oceana County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oceana County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Oceana County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,204 (4,245 aged, 959 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 714 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Oceana County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (668)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (294)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (209)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (185)
  • Congestive heart failure (91)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (43)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (38)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (24)
  • Unspecified dementia (21)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,917
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 84
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,210

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,384
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,011
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,473
  • Male householders: 5,399 (1,351 living alone), Female householders: 4,846 (1,262 living alone)
  • 5,625 spouses (5,592 opposite-sex spouses), 702 unmarried partners, (689 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,224 children (6,672 natural, 170 adopted, 382 stepchildren), 733 grandchildren, 178 brothers or sisters, 191 parents, 17 foster children, 344 other relatives, 517 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 690

Size of family households: 3,902 2-persons, 1,233 3-persons, 968 4-persons, 603 5-persons, 284 6-persons, 223 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,611 1-person, 358 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

3,617 married couples with children.
1,494 single-parent households (452 men, 1,042 women).

86.9% of residents of Oceana speak English at home.
11.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $145,355,000 ($5,115 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,099,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,197,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,635,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $768,000
Federal grants: $24,519,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,135,000 ($756,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,101,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $926,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,455,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,101,000

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

Births: 1,914
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,202
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +389
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +548
Here +19 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Oceana County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Oceana County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Oceana County, Michigan
  • 5912014 or later
  • 3322010 to 2013
  • 2,1132000 to 2009
  • 2,6991990 to 1999
  • 2,0261980 to 1989
  • 2,7471970 to 1979
  • 1,4411960 to 1969
  • 1,0861950 to 1959
  • 8591940 to 1949
  • 2,4701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oceana County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oceana County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oceana County, Michigan
  • 91 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 3353 rooms
  • 9954 rooms
  • 1,5815 rooms
  • 1,7926 rooms
  • 1,3647 rooms
  • 9938 rooms
  • 1,3829+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oceana County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oceana County, Michigan
  • 391 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 2613 rooms
  • 4584 rooms
  • 3685 rooms
  • 2606 rooms
  • 1487 rooms
  • 928 rooms
  • 699+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oceana County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oceana County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oceana County, Michigan
  • 9no bedroom
  • 2961 bedroom
  • 1,9712 bedrooms
  • 4,2513 bedrooms
  • 1,4334 bedrooms
  • 5445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oceana County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oceana County, Michigan
  • 43no bedroom
  • 2911 bedroom
  • 5742 bedrooms
  • 5923 bedrooms
  • 2074 bedrooms
  • 475+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Oceana County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oceana County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oceana County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 296no vehicle
  • 2,2521 vehicle
  • 3,5302 vehicles
  • 1,5603 vehicles
  • 5884 vehicles
  • 2785+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oceana County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oceana County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 219no vehicle
  • 9061 vehicle
  • 4142 vehicles
  • 1693 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

86.5% of Oceana County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Michigan.

Oceana County:

86.5%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 20,872
  • Other state: 3,878
  • Northeast: 440
  • Midwest: 1,745
  • South: 1,242
  • West: 444
Year householders moved into unit in Oceana County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oceana County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 38.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.0%Utility gas
  • 16.3%Wood
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 6.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 23.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 10.8%Wood
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 344
Here:

12.8%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

7.5%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 82
Here:

13.9%
Michigan:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Oceana County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $22,911,000
    Regular Highways: $1,301,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,317,000
    Regular Highways: $8,798,000
    General - Other: $4,460,000
    Police Protection: $2,272,000
    Health - Other: $2,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,536,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,125,000
    Central Staff Services: $858,000
    Financial Administration: $486,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $349,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    General Public Buildings: $244,000
    Solid Waste Management: $164,000
    Air Transportation: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,466,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,254,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $771,000
    Interest Earnings: $737,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $597,000
    Health - Other: $99,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,028,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,301,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,234,000
    Other: $993,000
    General Local Government Support: $542,000
    Public Welfare: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,172,000
    Other License: $395,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,254,000

Oceana County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $22,911,000
    Regular Highways: $1,301,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,317,000
    Regular Highways: $8,798,000
    General - Other: $4,460,000
    Police Protection: $2,272,000
    Health - Other: $2,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,536,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,125,000
    Central Staff Services: $858,000
    Financial Administration: $486,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $349,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    General Public Buildings: $244,000
    Solid Waste Management: $164,000
    Air Transportation: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,466,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,254,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $771,000
    Interest Earnings: $737,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $597,000
    Health - Other: $99,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,028,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,301,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,234,000
    Other: $993,000
    General Local Government Support: $542,000
    Public Welfare: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,172,000
    Other License: $395,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,254,000

Oceana County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $22,911,000
    Regular Highways: $1,301,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,317,000
    Regular Highways: $8,798,000
    General - Other: $4,460,000
    Police Protection: $2,272,000
    Health - Other: $2,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,536,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,125,000
    Central Staff Services: $858,000
    Financial Administration: $486,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $349,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    General Public Buildings: $244,000
    Solid Waste Management: $164,000
    Air Transportation: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,466,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,254,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $771,000
    Interest Earnings: $737,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $597,000
    Health - Other: $99,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,028,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,301,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,234,000
    Other: $993,000
    General Local Government Support: $542,000
    Public Welfare: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,172,000
    Other License: $395,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,254,000

Oceana County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $22,911,000
    Regular Highways: $1,301,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,317,000
    Regular Highways: $8,798,000
    General - Other: $4,460,000
    Police Protection: $2,272,000
    Health - Other: $2,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,536,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,125,000
    Central Staff Services: $858,000
    Financial Administration: $486,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $349,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    General Public Buildings: $244,000
    Solid Waste Management: $164,000
    Air Transportation: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,171,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,466,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,254,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $771,000
    Interest Earnings: $737,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $597,000
    Health - Other: $99,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,028,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,301,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,234,000
    Other: $993,000
    General Local Government Support: $542,000
    Public Welfare: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,172,000
    Other License: $395,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,254,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 653
  • Number of aged recipients: 34
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 619
  • Number of recipients under 18: 90
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 479
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 84
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 277
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 288
Most common first names in Oceana County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17177.5 years
William14976.0 years
Mary12879.1 years
Robert12670.0 years
Charles10777.0 years
James9972.6 years
George9576.4 years
Frank8177.7 years
Dorothy7277.1 years
Helen6878.7 years
Most common last names in Oceana County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7272.8 years
Johnson6176.4 years
Miller4073.5 years
Brown3877.8 years
Kokx3276.0 years
Burmeister2778.6 years
Peterson2779.8 years
Clark2775.6 years
Schaner2580.2 years
Schultz2373.5 years
Businesses in Oceana County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Comfort Inn2Subway3
Curves1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1