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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    D+
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B
Mecosta County is located in Michigan with a population of 43,264. In Mecosta County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Mecosta County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    222.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,129.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Mecosta County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,460
National
$55,322

Mecosta County Reviews

2 reviews
Mecosta is an overall pretty good town, not a lot of job opportunity or nightlife but it has an overall friendly atmosphere.
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I grew up in Mecosta County and it is a great place to live! I was surrounded by lakes and it is beautiful.