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Otsego
  • Town in Michigan

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Otsego is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,980. 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

About Otsego...
Population
3,980

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$944
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    75.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    175.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    775.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  11%

Working in Otsego

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,899
National
$64,994

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