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People

Total Population 3,975
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,696
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,028
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $541
Median House Value $104,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 1.1%
English 9.2%
Irish 18.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Otsego Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Kalamazoo, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Allegan
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49078
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.46
Longitude -85.696

Otsego Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALLEGAN 5 NE
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Station KALAMAZOO STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station GULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allegan 5,036 $44,523
Gobles 816 $43,333
Kalamazoo 75,499 $45,086
Martin 417 $56,250
Parchment 2,016 $43,854
Plainwell 3,810 $53,028

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Otsego District Public Library
219 S. FARMER ST.
Otsego, Michigan
(269) 694-9690
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OTSEGO HIGH SCHOOL
540 WASHINGTON STREET
269-692-6166
Serves 760 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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