2010 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 2010 Census figures. The population data show trends for each community from 1970 through 2010 and projections for 2015, 2020, 2025, and 2030. The projections are shown in three categories for each of those four years: low, trend, and high. 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 2030.
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