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Oceana County Economic Profile

Located approximately an hour north of Grand Rapids, Oceana County is home to more than 26,000 residents within its nine cities, villages and townships

The Right Place's Research and Business Development team has compiled the information below to paint a picture of Oceana County's economic profile. Data provided is updated annually with the most recent figures from its respective sources.

Oceana County Economic Profile

Category
Data
Category
Population (2019)
Data
26,652
Category
5 Year % Population Growth (2014-2019)
Data
1.1%
Category
25-39 Year Old Population
Data
4,270
Category
Median Age (2018)
Data
42.7
Category
Households (2018)
Data
4,517
Category
Civilian Labor Force (2019)
Data
11,868
Category
Jobs (2019)
Data
7,992

Data sources:

Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 2018 5-year

Oceana County Top 10 Industries by Total Jobs (2019)

Industry
Jobs
Percentage
Industry
Manufacturing
Jobs
1,683
Percentage
24%
Industry
Government
Jobs
1,297
Percentage
18%
Industry
Accommodation & Food Services
Jobs
793
Percentage
11%
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Jobs
714
Percentage
10%
Industry
Retail Trade
Jobs
698
Percentage
10%
Industry
Wholesale Trade
Jobs
394
Percentage
6%
Industry
Construction
Jobs
314
Percentage
4%
Industry
Health Care & Social Assistance
Jobs
269
Percentage
4%
Industry
Other Services (except Public Admin.)
Jobs
199
Percentage
3%
Industry
Transportation & Warehousing
Jobs
185
Percentage
3%

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)


Oceana County Top 10 Occupations (2018)

Industry
Jobs
Median Hourly Earnings
Industry
Production
Jobs
1,137
Median Hourly Earnings
$16.94
Industry
Office and Admin. Support
Jobs
976
Median Hourly Earnings
$15.49
Industry
Transportation & Material Moving
Jobs
724
Median Hourly Earnings
$15.58
Industry
Food Prep & Serving Related
Jobs
661
Median Hourly Earnings
$10.07
Industry
Sales and Related
Jobs
527
Median Hourly Earnings
$12.31
Industry
Farming, Fishing & Forestry
Jobs
492
Median Hourly Earnings
$11.74
Industry
Installation, Maintenance & Repair
Jobs
366
Median Hourly Earnings
$20.13
Industry
Education, Training & Library
Jobs
458
Median Hourly Earnings
$17.94
Industry
Management
Jobs
357
Median Hourly Earnings
$36.31
Industry
Construction and Extraction
Jobs
252
Median Hourly Earnings
$18.39

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)


Oceana County Income Data

Category
Amount
Category
Average Household Income (2018)
Amount
$58,946
Category
Median Household Income (2019)
Amount
$46,217
Category
Per Capita Income (2019)
Amount
$23,018
Category
Average Earnings (2018)
Amount
$44,914

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

Oceana County Top 10 Employers (2020)

Company
# of Employees
Company
Peterson Farms
# of Employees
800
Company
GHSP-Hart
# of Employees
262
Company
Double JJ Resort
# of Employees
300
Company
Hometown Pharmacy
# of Employees
200
Company
Gray & Co.
# of Employees
230
Company
Arbre Farms
# of Employees
140
Company
Michigan Freeze Pack Co.
# of Employees
125
Company
Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus
# of Employees
100
Company
Media Technologies
# of Employees
92
Company
Country Dairy Inc.
# of Employees
55

*Data Source: The Right Place, Inc.

Oceana County Educational Attainment (2017)

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Jodi Nichols

Business Development Coordinator - Lake & Oceana

Jodi serves as Business Development Coordinator for Lake and Oceana Counties. In this role, she provides business support services to prospective and existing companies. She works to improve the overall economic state of Lake and Oceana Counties through business retention, expansion, and attraction.

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