The 2018 population estimates for townships, cities, and villages were released by the U.S. Census Bureau in May. Some of the Ottawa County highlights are provided below:
• All of the townships, cities, and villages in Ottawa County continued to grow in population between 2010 and 2018
• Since 2010, the local units that experienced the largest population growth rates were Allendale (28.9% increase), Jamestown (22.5% increase), Blendon (16.1%), and Grand Haven Townships (15.6% increase)
• Grand Haven Township experienced the largest population growth rate between 2017 and 2018 (3.9% increase)
The County population estimates, which were released in April, showed Ottawa County as the fastest growing in the State and the 8th most populous.