Ortonville, Michigan

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Ortonville, Michigan

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High Points

Ortonville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ortonville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ortonville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ortonville Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ortonville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Ortonville Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Ortonville, Michigan

Comparing Ortonville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 4
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Ortonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Waterford, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48462
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.852
Longitude -83.443

Ortonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 38.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Ortonville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,535 100%
Male 742 48.3%
Female 793 51.7%
Under 18 497 32.4%
18+ 1,038 67.6%
65+ 112 7.3%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.29
White 1,508 98.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.5%
Other 7 0.5%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 1.7%

Estimated Ortonville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,509
Growth -26
Growth % -1.7%

Ortonville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30%
Irish 10.7%
English 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Polish 7.6%
US/American 4.7%
Italian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
French Canadian 2.9%
Swedish 2.5%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
Hungarian 1.6%
Greek 1.1%
European 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Romanian 0.5%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Macedonian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ortonville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brandon (48462)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ortonville 1,535 $72,443
Goodrich 1,353 $74,063
Grand Blanc 8,242 $82,456
Holly 6,135 $54,344
Metamora 507 $63,750
Oxford 3,540 $72,875
Waterford 73,150 $64,500

Ortonville Public Libraries

Brandon Township Public Library
Ortonville, Michigan
(248) 627-1460
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Ortonville High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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