2000 POPULATION DATA

 

 

As a designated depository for U.S. Census  information, the West Michigan Regional Planning Commission receives the latest population updates of county and sub-county entities as they become available.  Based on the latest estimates, the Commission develops an official set of population projections for Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Ottawa counties.

 

The current population projections were developed using the 2000 Census figures.  The population data show trends for each community from 1970 through 2000 and projections for 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2000.  The projections are based on an average of six trends:  Percentage changes between 1970 and 2000, 1980 and 2000, and 1990 and 2000; and numeric changes between 1970 and 2000, 1980 and 2000, and 1990 and 2000.  The County totals are sums of the individual communities.

 

Since the projections are based entirely on trends, care should be used when using the figures.  There are many factors that can influence the rate of change in any of the communities.  The best way to influence the future population of a community is through planning.

 

Click on the links below to view the population trends and projections for Region 8 as a whole and for each of the counties.  County data are presented for each of the county's cities, villages, and townships and include historical population figures since 1970 and projections through 2020.

  

   

Historic Population and Projections for Region 8 and its Counties

 

Population Trends and Projections for Allegan County

 

Population Trends and Projections for Ionia County

 

Population Trends and Projections for Kent County

 

Population Trends and Projections for Mecosta County

 

Population Trends and Projections for Montcalm County

 

Population Trends and Projections for Osceola County

 

Population Trends and Projections for Ottawa County