Muskegon, MI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
173,679
0.22% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
39.3
0.512% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
8.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,478
5.16% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,400
7.21% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
76,653
1.05% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Muskegon, MI had a population of 174k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $53,478. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Muskegon, MI grew from 173,297 to 173,679, a 0.22% increase and its median household income grew from $50,854 to $53,478, a 5.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Muskegon, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.951%).

None of the households in Muskegon, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Muskegon, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Muskegon, MI are Muskegon Community College (652 degrees awarded in 2020), Ross Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park (74 degrees), and Nuvo College of Cosmetology (20 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Muskegon, MI was $126,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Muskegon, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Muskegon, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Muskegon, MI is home to a population of 174k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.01% of Muskegon, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.48k people).

In 2020, there were 5.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Muskegon, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Muskegon, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Muskegon, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Muskegon, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 110
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 699
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.02k ± 641
5.81%
Hispanic Population
10.1k people

In 2020, there were 5.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Muskegon, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.81% of the people in Muskegon, MI are hispanic (10.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.48k people
1.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.19k people

As of 2020, 2.01% of Muskegon, MI residents (3.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Muskegon, MI was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,561 ± 502
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,565 ± 282
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,447 ± 282

Muskegon, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Muskegon, MI employs 76.7k people. The largest industries in Muskegon, MI are Manufacturing (20,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,618 people), and Retail Trade (8,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,667), Utilities ($62,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,542).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

76.7k
2020 Value
± 2,011
1.05%
1 Year growth
± 3.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Muskegon, MI grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 75.9k employees to 76.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muskegon, MI, are Production Occupations (13,052 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,111 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muskegon, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.7k
2020 Value
± 2,011
1.05%
1 Year growth
± 3.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Muskegon, MI grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 75.9k employees to 76.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muskegon, MI, are Manufacturing (20,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,618 people), and Retail Trade (8,846 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muskegon, MI, though some of these residents may live in Muskegon, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,837
Median earning men ± $1,610
$29,126
Median earning women ± $1,229

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,375), Wholesale Trade ($56,960), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,605).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,190), Public Administration ($45,266), and Wholesale Trade ($41,424).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,168
    Manufacturing
  2. 1,150
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 698
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.91M
    Manufacturing
  2. $946k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $258k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Muskegon, MI awarded 746 degrees. The student population of Muskegon, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,358 male students and 2,339 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Muskegon, MI are White (605 and 81.4%), followed by Black or African American (38 and 5.11%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 4.98%), and Unknown (32 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in Muskegon, MI by number of degrees awarded are Muskegon Community College (652 and 87.4%), Ross Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park (74 and 9.92%), and Nuvo College of Cosmetology (20 and 2.68%).

The most popular majors in Muskegon, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (299 and 40.1%), Medical Assistant (91 and 12.2%), and Registered Nursing (77 and 10.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,697 students enrolled in Muskegon, MI, 36.7% men and 63.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,774 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majors awarded
  2. 299 degree-majors awarded
  3. 77 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Muskegon, MI was Respiratory Therapy Technician with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Muskegon, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 652 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Muskegon Community College with 652 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 245 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Muskegon, MI, which is 0.489 times less than the 501 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 605 degrees mean that there were 15.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($9,080) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,670) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Muskegon, MI was $126,400 in 2020, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $117,900 to $126,400, a 7.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Muskegon, MI is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Muskegon, MI have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Muskegon, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Muskegon, MI is $53,478. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Muskegon, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $84,274, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $81,587 and $75,730.

Property

$126,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,019
$50,362
Median Property Taxes
±$1,557

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Muskegon, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Muskegon, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2020
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.2% of the housing units in Muskegon, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muskegon, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $84,274, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $81,587 and $75,730.

The following map shows all of the counties in Muskegon, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,478
Median Household Income
± $1,300
66.1k
Number of Households
± 1,809

In 2020, the median household income of the 66.1k households in Muskegon, MI grew to $53,478 from the previous year's value of $50,854.

The following chart displays the households in Muskegon, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Muskegon, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.3%)

In 2020, 84.3% of workers in Muskegon, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (3.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muskegon, MI have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Muskegon, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Muskegon, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Muskegon, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muskegon, MI (23.5k out of 167k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Muskegon, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.1% of the population of Muskegon, MI has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1266 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.861% decrease from the previous year (1277 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1308 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 355 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,266 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,266 patients per year. This represents a 0.861% decrease from the previous year (1,277 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.91%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muskegon, MI declined by 0.41% from 4.93% to 4.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Muskegon, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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