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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Otsego is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,976. Otsego is in Allegan County. Living in Otsego offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Otsego and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Otsego are highly rated.
About Otsego...
Population
3,976

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$665
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Otsego Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    599
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Otsego

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,000
National
$55,322
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Otsego Reviews

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Otsego is a very small town. You definitely get the small town feeling while you are there. There aren't many shops or bars downtown Otsego, but all the shops that are there, are all owned by local people who have lived in the area their whole lives. Living in Otsego is very affordable as well, and it is located perfectly between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo so you are never far from a big city if you want more of an upbeat experience.
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Small town, friendly place to live. Great safe place to raise a family, small school system but the educators are excellent. Plenty of small community events, and just down the road from several common shopping areas. Not much recreational activity, but an easy 20 minute drive from someplace that does.
Otsego is tight knit community where everyone knows almost everyone. Everyone is always willing to help one another out. There are downtown businesses that are always so friendly.