Living in Muskegon, MI

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Muskegon SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Muskegon, MI Crime Report

1,962
Total Crimes
5,146.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
100.37%
Above National Average

Muskegon, MI Cost Of Living

81
Muskegon's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Muskegon, Michigan Info Snack

Muskegon /mskin/ is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. At the 2010 census the city population was 38,401. The city is the county seat of Muskegon County. It is located at the southwest corner of Muskegon Township, but is administratively autonomous.
Population
37,969
Unemployment
12.2%
Poverty
31.8%
Median Home
$68,800
Median Income
$30,737
Median Rent
$697

Muskegon, MI Photos

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Rankings for Muskegon in Michigan

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Map Of Muskegon, MI

Population over time in Muskegon

Year Population % Change
2017 37,969 -0.6%
2016 38,189 0.3%
2015 38,086 0.6%
2014 37,861 0.1%
2013 37,822 0.4%
2012 37,666 -1.0%
2011 38,061 -1.8%
2010 38,775 -0.6%
2009 39,023 -
Crime/100k Muskegon MI USA
Violent Crime 642.6 449.4 368.9
Murder 18.4 5.5 5.0
Robbery 81.3 56.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 440.7 310.3 246.8
Property Crime 4503.6 1653.5 2199.5
Burglary 842.0 316.6 376.0
Larceny 3215.7 1162.3 1594.6
Car Theft 445.9 174.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Muskegon

White
53.8% (20,435)
African American
31.1% (11,808)
American Indian
0.7% (254)
Asian
0.3% (107)
Hawaiian
0.0% (4)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
5.5% (2,088)
Hispanic
8.6% (3,273)
Race Muskegon MI USA
White 53.8% 75.2% 61.1%
African American 31.1% 13.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.7% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 3.0% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.5% 2.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 8.6% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Muskegon, Michigan

Less than $10,000
14.8% (561,868)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.8% (408,804)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.5% (588,286)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.5% (551,518)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.6% (593,189)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.5% (550,974)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.8% (259,281)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.8% (220,062)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.0% (38,946)
$200,000 or more
0.6% (23,967)
Income Muskegon MI USA
Less than $10,000 14.8% 6.9% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.8% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.5% 10.1% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.5% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.6% 13.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.5% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.8% 12.4% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.8% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.6% 4.8% 7.0%

Gender in Muskegon

Female
48.5% (18,404)
Male
51.5% (19,565)
Gender Muskegon MI USA
Female 48.5% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 51.5% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Muskegon for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,898)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (3,796)
High School / GED
38.0% (14,428)
Some College
26.0% (9,871)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (3,417)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (3,417)
Master's Degree
3.0% (1,139)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Muskegon MI USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Muskegon

Overall User Rating
3.7
/5

HomeSnacks User

Small town with so much potential. Just need the right voices and right leafers to pick this city up amd make it great.

Good:Every generation has become more aware socially, political, and within themselves


HomeSnacks User

I'VE LIVED IN MUSKEGON ALL MY LIFE 73 YEARS NOW.....I'LL ADMIT IT HAS CHANGED QUITE A BIT SINCE I WAS A CHILD....BUT I SURE DON'T SEE IT AS THE # 1 GHETTO CITY IN OUR STATE...WE HAVE THE BIG LAKE MICHIGAN ON OUR SHORES PLUS MANY OTHER BEAUTIFUL SMALL LAKES VERY NEAR TO THE CITY...BUT I DO ADMIT OUR DOWNTOWN IS REALLY NOT MUCH ANYMORE SINCE THEY BUILT THE MALL DOWN THERE..AND THEN TORE IT DOWN.....I'VE ONLY BEEN AWAY FROM HERE FOR 2 YEARS IN THE MILITARY...BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE HOME TO ME AND CERTAINLY NOT THE STATES #1 GHETTO...NOW MUSKEGON HEIGHTS JUST A COUPLE MILES DOWN THE ROAD....IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLACE...ALWAYS HAS BEEN....#1 DANGEROUS AND PROBABLY #1 GHETTO ALSO

TOO MANY GOOD THINGS TO MENTION....I WILL NEVER LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE!


HomeSnacks User

I agree. I have lived in Muskegon area for 40 years. I have lived in most the ghetto neighborhoods at one point in time and I am still alive! I have even lived in Muskegon Hts a couple of times. Actually, in those 40 years, I really never lived anywhere but the Ghetto referenced neighborhoods. I now live just outside of Muskegon, through no choice of mine, and I still go to Muskegon to shop, eat dinner, visit friends and have never been, killed, raped or stabbed!!!! BTW I also have a college degree in Marketing/Management from Muskegon Community College and have owned my own business twice. It is not as bad as folks are making it out to be!

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