Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2020 County Population Estimates. Please note these population estimates are based off the 2010 Census and are not part of the 2020 Census (the results of the latter are scheduled for release in fall 2021). The population estimates indicated that Ottawa County was the fastest growing county of the 83 counties in Michigan between 2010 and 2020 (11.7% growth). Allegan County also showed a high growth rate, increasing by 6.7% during the same time period; the 4th fastest growing county in the state. In comparison, the overall population in Michigan grew 0.8% between 2010 and 2020.
This data is available for download on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website. Data on this webpage also includes national, state, and county housing units totals between 2010 and 2020.
Earlier this month, the MACC Policy Board approved to allocate a total of $772,127 to four transportation projects in the Holland-Zeeland area. The allocated funds include $94,750 from the Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) and $677,377 from the HIP – Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplementation Appropriations Act (HIP-CRRSAA).
The four transportation improvement projects are outlined in further detail below: