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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Otsego is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,974. 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
3,974

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$632
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    25
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    99.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    299.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,048.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Otsego

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,930
National
$55,322
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Otsego Reviews

5 reviews
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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.
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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.
Otsego is a welcoming small town perfectly situated between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The downtown area is very sweet with quaint antique stores and coffee shop. The school system is very good (my kids go there) and still has a small town feel in a Class D school.