Oceana County Information
Inland, many recreational spots abound in the Manistee National Forest, which dots the county. There are also great canoeing and fishing along the White River beginning at Hesperia. For sightseeing, fruit picking, or just plain outdoor fun, Oceana County is where you want to be!
Oceana County GeographyAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,307 square miles (3,384 km²), of which, 540 square miles (1,400 km²) of it is land and 766 square miles (1,985 km²) of it (58.64%) is water.
2015 Census ResultsAs of the census of 2015, there were 26,229 people, 9,822 households, and 7,265 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 15,009 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.6% White, 1.2% Black or African American, .6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1% from two or more races. 14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 89.1% spoke only English, while 11.8% only speaks Spanish at home. In 2015, Oceana County had the highest percentage of Latinos of any county in Michigan. Latinos continued to grow in numbers, now constituting 14.2% of the population.
In the county the population was spread out with 23% under the age of 18, and 58% who were 18 to 65 years of age. The median age was 42.3 years. In Oceana County 51% of the population is men, and 49% is female.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,617,and the per capita income for the county was $20,234. About 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32% of those under age 18 and 8% of those age 65 or over. The average female salary for Oceana County is $35,774, and the average male salary for Oceana County is $47,182.