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Population (year 2000): 40,105. Estimated population in July 2005: 39,919 (-0.5% change)
Males: 20,971 (52.3%), Females: 19,134 (47.7%)

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Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $27,929 (year 2000)
Median house value: $59,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Muskegon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.9%)
  • Black (31.7%)
  • Hispanic (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • Other race (2.7%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.1%), Irish (7.2%), Dutch (6.7%), English (6.5%), French (4.3%), United States (4.2%).Michigan forum

Land area: 14.4 square miles

Muskegon,

For population 25 years and over in Muskegon

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Muskegon city

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

2.9% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -334 (-0.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Wyoming, (44.0 miles pop. 69,368).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Milwaukee, (118.0 miles pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (137.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Heights, MI (1.6 miles Muskegon Muskegon, MI (2.5 miles North Park, MI (2.7 miles Roosevelt Shores, MI Norton (3.5 miles Lake, MI (9.1 miles Wolf MI (9.3 miles Fruitport, MI (10.0 miles Ferrysburg, Club, MI (10.4 miles Lakewood


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $122,200

Latitude: 43.23 N, Longitude: 86.25 W

Area code: 231


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.3%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (11.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,478 (+28.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,324 (42.3%)


 

Crime in Muskegon by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 1 1 4 1 1
    per 100,000 7.5 2.5 2.5 10.0 2.5 2.5
Rapes 18 28 60 58 52 63
    per 100,000 44.9 69.8 149.6 144.6 129.7 157.1
Robberies 107 82 82 83 48 70
    per 100,000 266.8 204.5 204.5 207.0 119.7 174.5
Assaults 284 270 288 321 231 317
    per 100,000 708.1 673.2 718.1 800.4 576.0 790.4
Burglaries 821 634 561 471 478 538
    per 100,000 2047.1 1580.9 1398.8 1174.4 1191.9 1341.5
Thefts 2,284 2,078 2,180 2,135 1,937 2,116
    per 100,000 5695.1 5181.4 5435.7 5323.5 4829.8 5276.2
Auto thefts 479 428 235 410 216 238
    per 100,000 1194.4 1067.2 586.0 1022.3 538.6 593.4
713.8 629.7 629.5 666.9 525.2 628.2

Average climate in Muskegon, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Muskegon,

Muskegon-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.5 miles away from the Muskegon city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jim Bakker - (born 1939), disgraced TV evangelist, David Leestma - astronaut, Nate McLouth - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Oct 28, 1981), Drew Naymick - College basketball player (Michigan State Spartans).


Hospitals/medical centers in Muskegon:
  • HACKLEY HOSPITAL (1700 CLINTON STREET)
  • LIFECARE HOSPITALS OF WESTERN MICHIGAN (1700 OAK AVE)
  • MERCY GENERAL HEALTH PARTNERS (1500 E SHERMAN BOULEVARD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-WESTERN MICH (1700 CLINTON STREET-SUITE 2S)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Muskegon:
  • MUSKEGON COUNTY (about 5 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; ID: MKG)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 57 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 84 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Muskegon:
  • FLYING-A-RANCH (about 13 miles; FRUITPORT, MI; ID: 39Z)
  • GRAND HAVEN MEML AIRPARK (about 15 miles; GRAND HAVEN, MI; ID: 3GM)
  • HAT FIELD (about 16 miles; NUNICA, MI; ID: 5N7)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 47 $158,139 $40,375 0 $0
Firefighters 40 $172,108 $51,632 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $30,628 $33,412 10 $4,043
Police Protection - Officers 77 $324,898 $50,633 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $37,361 $40,757 8 $3,948
Other Government Administration 16 $68,751 $51,563 7 $3,704
Financial Administration 18 $68,548 $45,698 6 $5,978
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $19,955 $39,910 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $30,646 $45,969 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 22 $74,043 $40,387 0 $0
Sewerage 23 $72,998 $38,085 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,912 $46,944 0 $0
Welfare 0 $0   4 $2,920
Fire - Other 2 $8,515 $51,090 0 $0
Totals for Government 282 $1,070,502 $45,553 35 $20,592
Colleges/Universities in Muskegon:
  • MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,365; Location: 221 S QUARTERLINE RD; Public; Website: www.muskegon.cc.mi.us)
  • BAKER COLLEGE OF MUSKEGON (FT enrollment: 1,976; Location: 1903 MARQUETTE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.Baker.edu)
  • MUSKEGON TRAINING EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 1580 PARK ST; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Muskegon:
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; Full-time enrollment: 15,124)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 48 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 8,593)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
Public high schools in Muskegon:
  • MUSKEGON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,475; Location: 80 W. SOUTHERN AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • REETHS-PUFFER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,347; Location: 1500 N. ROBERTS ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ORCHARD VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 709; Location: 2310 MARQUETTE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OAKRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 656; Location: 5493 E. HALL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DUCK CREEK LEARNING CENTER (Students: 38; Location: 4600 N. GIBSON ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • ORCHARD VIEW ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 2310 MARQUETTE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Muskegon:
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN HIG (Students: 248; Location: 1212 KINGSLEY STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL (Students: 243; Location: 1145 W LAKETON AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Muskegon:
  • M-TEC (Students: 1,312; Location: 571 APPLE AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • BUNKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 787; Location: 2312 DENMARK STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • REETHS-PUFFER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 711; Location: 1911 W. GILES ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • REETHS-PUFFER INTERMEDIATE SCH. (Students: 683; Location: 1500 N. GETTY STREET; Grades: 02 - 06)
  • ORCHARD VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 678; Location: 35 S. SHERIDAN DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TIMBERLAND ACADEMY (Students: 596; Location: 2574 MCLAUGHLIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • STEELE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 1150 AMITY AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ORCHARD VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 1074 SHONAT STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JOLMAN SCHOOL (Students: 480; Location: 2389 E. LAKETON AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • REETHS-PUFFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 1404 N. GETTY STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Muskegon:
  • MUSKEGON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 1220 EASTGATE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES ELEM SCH (Students: 241; Location: 2947 MCCRACKEN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • WEST SHORE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 3225 ROOSEVELT ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MICHIGAN DUNES MONTESSORI (Students: 144; Location: 5248 HENRY ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 215 WEST DALE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 5)
  • BROADWAY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 2892 OAK LANE; Grades: KG - KG)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 2081 MARQUETTE AVE; Grades: KG - 5)
  • MUSKEGON SDA SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 3050 EVANSTON AVENUE; Grades: 2 - 8)
Libraries in Muskegon:
  • MUSKEGON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,458,906; Location: 97 EAST APPLE AVENUE; 226,794 books; 4,868 audio materials; 1,920 video materials; 644 serial subscriptions)
  • HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $621,114; Location: 316 WEST WEBSTER AVENUE; 125,433 books; 1,963 audio materials; 336 video materials; 286 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Muskegon: Muskegon Lake Light (A), Muskegon Yacht Club (B), Matts Boat Livery (C), Lake Shore Yacht Club Harbor (D), Balcom Marine Center (E), Bank Point Light (F), North Pier Inner Light (G), Torreson Marine Incorporated (H), Hartshorn Municipal Marina (I), Hartshorn Light (J), Milwaukee Clipper Dock (K), Walker Arena (L).

Cemeteries: Shady Rest Cemetery (1), Restlawn Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Lakeside Cemetery (5), Evergreen Cemetery (6), Sunrise Memorial Gardens (7).

Lake: Ruddiman Lagoon (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Middle Channel Muskegon River (A), Ryerson Creek (B), Ruddiman Creek (C), South Channel (D).

Parks in Muskegon include: Aamodt Park (1), Reese Playground (2), Green Acres Park (3), Bronson Park (4), Seyferth Playground (5), McCrea Playground (6), Sheldon Playground (7), Smith Playground (8), Cottage Grove Public Access (9).


Muskegon compared to Michigan state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Muskegon:
  • WMHG (1600 AM; 5 kW; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • WMUS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVS (850 AM; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WUBR (1490 AM; 1 kW; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Muskegon:
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; NORTH MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W215AS (90.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WUVS-LP (103.7 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: THE WEST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY HELP NETWORK)
  • WMRR (101.7 FM; MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMT-LP (106.1 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: MUSKEGON TRAINING & EDUCATION CENTER (M-TEC))
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGHN-FM (92.1 FM; GRAND HAVEN, MI; Owner: WGHN, INC.)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
TV broadcast stations around Muskegon:
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WMKG-LP (Channel 38; NORTON SHORES, MI; Owner: KELLEY ENTERPRISES)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W42CB (Channel 42; HESPERIA, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)

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