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Otsego is a township in Allegan County, in the Allegan metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Otsego. For links to other places called Otsego, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Otsego is 42.462N. The longitude is -85.718W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,854.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Otsego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allegan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49070 ZIP code.
22% of Otsego residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Otsego ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Otsego was $20,546, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Otsego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Otsego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $927.
Allegan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Otsego political report.
The average commute time for Otsego workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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