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Muskegon County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 172,344 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 170,200 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,689
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,589
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 49,238
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,338 (it was 14,092 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 509 sq. mi.

Water area: 950.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 339 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Muskegon County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Muskegon County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 85,528  (49.6%)
Females: 86,816  (50.4%)
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Muskegon County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Muskegon County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,630 ($38,008 in 1999)

This county:

$41630
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $629)
This county:

$524
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,200 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Muskegon:

$96,200
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,300 - $143,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $129,700
Here:

$129,700
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,875
Here:

$145,875
State:

$138,735

In 2-unit structures: $53,717
Here:

$53,717
State:

$89,877

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,636
Here:

$135,636
State:

$110,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,823
Here:

$197,823
State:

$119,825

Mobile homes: $28,779
Here:

$28,779
State:

$33,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $998
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $387

Institutionalized population: 4,928

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 52
  • Burglaries: 163
  • Thefts: 590
  • Auto thefts: 52

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 233
  • Thefts: 908
  • Auto thefts: 74
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 803 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2001: 816 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2002: 680 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2003: 739 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2004: 703 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2007: 280 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2008: 189 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2010: 84 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2011: 93 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2012: 136 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2013: 168 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2014: 172 buildings, average cost: $216,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,799 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,494 (1.8%)

Muskegon County household income distribution in 2009 Muskegon County home values distribution Muskegon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
Muskegon County:

20.6%
Michigan:

17.0%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 37.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Area name: Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Muskegon County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $705 a month.

Cities in this county include: Muskegon, Norton Shores, Muskegon Heights, Wolf Lake, North Muskegon, Roosevelt Park, Whitehall, Montague, Twin Lake, Ravenna.

Muskegon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Muskegon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Muskegon County: Camp Anna Behrens (A), Pilgrim's Run Golf Club (B), Three Seasons RV Park (C), United Brethren Church Camp (D), Bass Beach Campground (E), Holland Lake Golf Course (F), Whitefish Lake Golf Club (G), Birchwood Golf Course (H), Snow Lake Kampground (I), Hickory Hills Golf Course (J), Nature's Chain of Lakes Campground (K), Family Campground (L), Edmore Golf Course (M), Crystal Motor Speedway (N), South Shore Campground (O), Crystal Golf Course (P), Red Pines Campground (Q), Brookside Golf Course (R), Morley Rest Area (S), Millers Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Muskegon County include: Church of Christ (A), Cowden Lake Church (B), Church of Brethren (C), Cutler Savage Church (D), Daniel Broc Church (E), Day Bethel Church (F), Evergreen Church (G), Fairplains Church (H), Faith Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pierson Cemetery (1), Burke Cemetery (2), Palmer Cemetery (3), Klees Cemetery (4), Cato Cemetery (5), Crystal Cemetery (6), Evergreen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Marl Lake (A), Mann Lake (B), Turk Lake (C), Mahaney Lake (D), Twin Lake (E), Twin Lakes (F), Twin Stone Lakes (G), Rainbow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: West Branch Fish Creek (A), Bacon Creek (B), Wabasis Creek (C), Townline Creek (D), Horseshoe Creek (E), Stony Creek (F), Black Creek (G), Brimmer Creek (H), Butternut Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Muskegon County include: Stanton State Game Area (1), Spangs County Park (2), Schmied Park (3), First Lake Park (4), Victory Lane Sport Park (5), Little Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Church Historical Marker (6), Edmore State Game Area (7), Flat River Park (8), Flat River State Game Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bennington County, Vermont , Ionia County , Mecosta County , Montcalm County , Newaygo County , Oceana County , Shiawassee County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,581
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,159 (51% naturalized citizens)

Muskegon County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 739
  • 1990 to 1994: 554
  • 1985 to 1989: 318
  • 1980 to 1984: 165
  • 1975 to 1979: 227
  • 1970 to 1974: 202
  • 1970 to 1974: 150
  • 1965 to 1969: 804

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.9%

Muskegon County marital status for males Muskegon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 52,120
  • One, attached: 1,038
  • Two: 2,713
  • 3 or 4: 1,745
  • 5 to 9: 1,651
  • 10 to 19: 1,530
  • 20 or more: 2,444
  • Mobile homes: 5,311
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Muskegon County with a mortgage: 25,670 (2,110 second mortgage, 3,452 home equity loan, 65 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,096

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Muskegon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,063105
Mainline Protestant14,05149
Catholic13,68711
Black Protestant3,31411
Other2,46410
Orthodox3501
None120,259-
Muskegon County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Muskegon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Muskegon County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 117
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Muskegon County:

10.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Muskegon County:

30.5%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Muskegon County:

Average size of farms: 136 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $84,955
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $700.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,755
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,674
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 47.03%
Corn for grain: 11103 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1248 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4627 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,784 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,233 acres

Tornado activity:

Muskegon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 7606546.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 18 fatalities and 347 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Muskegon County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 343.5 miles away from Muskegon County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 282.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 321.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 318.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from Muskegon County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1527): June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3160): January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 2, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3137): January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganSevere Storms And Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: May 29, 1998 to May 31, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1226): June 24, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-774): September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 5, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-744): September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-495): March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganSevere Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: September 30, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-486): September 30, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-486, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Muskegon County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (31%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Netherlands (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Muskegon County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • Dutch (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)

Muskegon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 63,303 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 7,831 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 325 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0%)
  • Taxi: 89 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 43 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 153 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,065 (1%)
  • Other means: 500 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,064 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Muskegon County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 3,530 people in state prisons
  • 955 people in nursing homes
  • 344 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 222 people in other group homes
  • 150 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 150 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 120 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 117 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 105 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 99 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 89 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 58 people in halfway houses
  • 47 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 29 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 25 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Muskegon County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 3,631 people in state prisons
  • 800 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 495 people in college/university student housing
  • 495 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 397 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 201 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 90 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 61 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 35 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,121.

3.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($124 average AGI)
Muskegon County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

2.50% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($21,005 average AGI)
1.11% relocated from other states ($9,569 average AGI)
Muskegon County:

1.11%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.84% ($30,366 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.42% ($31,570)
from Oceana County, MI  0.26% ($25,457)
from Newaygo County, MI  0.22% ($30,243)
from Wayne County, MI  0.06% ($18,641)
from Mason County, MI  0.06% ($39,943)
from Cook County, IL  0.06% ($30,743)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Muskegon County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

2.86% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($21,115 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($11,062 average AGI)
Muskegon County:

1.51%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.96% ($33,127 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.62% ($29,220)
to Oceana County, MI  0.21% ($34,366)
to Newaygo County, MI  0.21% ($36,586)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.12% ($29,575)
to Cook County, IL  0.07% ($36,209)
to Wayne County, MI  0.06% ($29,650)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Muskegon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Muskegon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Muskegon County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Muskegon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Muskegon County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 29,512 (22,245 aged, 7,267 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,530 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Muskegon County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1932)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1768)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1241)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1139)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (992)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (843)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (658)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (569)
  • Unspecified dementia (510)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (506)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11938.58
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 230.5
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66929.09

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1239.500
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 960.390
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.56

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.78
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69.49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.82
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.4
  • Other - 11.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.0
  • Suffocation - 24.9
  • Other - 20.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 165,843
  • In family households: 140,395 (29,908 male householders, 14,799 female householders)
    31,118 spouses, 50,883 children (46,198 natural, 1,554 adopted, 3,131 stepchildren), 4,107 grandchildren, 1,287 brothers or sisters, 988 parents, 1,634 other relatives, 4,988 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,448 (9,717 male householders (7,580 living alone)), 11,192 female householders (9,715 living alone)), 4,539 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,345 (4,928 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 19,573 2-persons, 10,019 3-persons, 8,549 4-persons, 3,998 5-persons, 1,636 6-persons, 932 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,295 1-person, 3,009 2-persons, 398 3-persons, 131 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

28,794 married couples with children.
13,583 single-parent households (2,659 men, 10,924 women).

95.6% of residents of Muskegon County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $924,198,000 ($5299 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $91,791,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $428,403,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $193,712,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,409,000
Federal grants: $187,054,000
Federal procurement contracts: $85,022,000 ($79,438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,599,000 ($2,293,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,488,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $81,694,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,461,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,492
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,445
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +600
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +903
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Muskegon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.93 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 180
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,209
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,472
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,584
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,935
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,008
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,370
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,549
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,743
Rooms in houses/apartments in Muskegon County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 283
  • 3 rooms: 1,074
  • 4 rooms: 5,217
  • 5 rooms: 12,000
  • 6 rooms: 12,155
  • 7 rooms: 8,095
  • 8 rooms: 5,304
  • 9+ rooms: 5,074
  • 1 room: 347
  • 2 rooms: 1,244
  • 3 rooms: 2,556
  • 4 rooms: 3,768
  • 5 rooms: 3,016
  • 6 rooms: 1,807
  • 7 rooms: 785
  • 8 rooms: 355
  • 9+ rooms: 214
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Muskegon County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 1,259
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,327
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,611
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,463
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,513
  • no bedroom: 498
  • 1 bedroom: 4,158
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,914
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,758
  • 4 bedrooms: 645
  • 5+ bedrooms: 119
Cars and other vehicles available in Muskegon County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,778
  • 1 vehicle: 13,920
  • 2 vehicles: 21,866
  • 3 vehicles: 8,195
  • 4 vehicles: 2,523
  • 5+ vehicles: 956
  • no vehicle: 2,895
  • 1 vehicle: 7,233
  • 2 vehicles: 3,146
  • 3 vehicles: 625
  • 4 vehicles: 142
  • 5+ vehicles: 51

59% of Muskegon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Michigan.

Muskegon County:

58.9%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 139552
  • Northeast: 2565
  • Midwest: 10371
  • South: 10347
  • West: 3336

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $64,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Muskegon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Electricity (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (82.4%)
  • Electricity (10.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,419
Here:

6.4%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 743
Here:

6.9%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,432
Here:

21.3%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Muskegon County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $3,563,000
    Sewerage: $923,000
    Parks and Recreation: $424,000
    Air Transportation: $344,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $72,503,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $20,068,000
    Regular Highways: $11,852,000
    Sewerage: $10,078,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,539,000
    General - Other: $7,183,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,888,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,746,000
    Police Protection: $5,973,000
    Financial Administration: $2,968,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,205,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,114,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,563,000
    Air Transportation: $1,464,000
    Libraries: $1,176,000
    Solid Waste Management: $651,000
    Water Utilities: $639,000
    Parks and Recreation: $570,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,157,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $2,281,000
    Sewerage: $1,211,000
    Solid Waste Management: $670,000
    Air Transportation: $245,000
    General - Other: $234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,856,000

Muskegon County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $56,800,000
    Sewerage: $12,547,000
    Regular Highways: $2,059,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,050,000
    Air Transportation: $1,115,000
    Parks and Recreation: $602,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,817,000
    All Other: $5,108,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,063,000
    Highways: $1,476,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,290,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,785,000
    Highways: $396,000
    All Other: $348,000
    Transit Utilities: $135,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,572,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,789,000
    Rents: $1,365,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,173,000
    Sale of Property: $699,000
    Special Assessments: $425,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $309,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $710,000
    Transit Utilities: $312,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,733,000
    Highways: $9,954,000
    All Other: $5,349,000
    Public Welfare: $3,602,000
    Transit Utilities: $874,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,767,000
    Other Selective Sales: $779,000
    Other License: $586,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $253,000

Muskegon County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,511,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,041,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,000,000

Muskegon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,526,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,205,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,796,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,480
  • Number of aged recipients: 162
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,318
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,056
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,877
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 547
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,854
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,746
Muskegon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Muskegon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 44 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED685$86,934415$108,3492,816$125,416152$35,9473$278,000229$132,51186$59,291
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED60$80,21737$95,054322$124,33222$42,9550$018$117,05621$63,762
APPLICATIONS DENIED161$80,311112$98,2141,188$121,857191$27,8850$080$135,05064$74,625
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN78$89,96255$111,236561$129,78622$43,7730$026$145,6927$82,143
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS24$90,00018$95,167204$131,85310$42,6000$08$100,7508$72,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$138,41339$134,4364$150,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$126,00038$140,9744$181,0002$50,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$117,53329$178,5172$115,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$153,0009$123,6671$255,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$97,0002$108,0001$99,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Muskegon County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,24475.3 years
William97874.2 years
Robert89170.1 years
Mary83878.8 years
James73269.5 years
Charles67372.8 years
George66475.3 years
Helen50680.3 years
Edward47174.2 years
Frank45676.4 years
Most common last names in Muskegon County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson64375.9 years
Smith51674.3 years
Anderson36476.3 years
Brown27872.7 years
Williams22372.4 years
Miller19874.1 years
Jones18481.8 years
Nelson17176.9 years
Davis15772.2 years
Carlson15475.5 years
Businesses in Muskegon County, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
AMF Bowling1Lowe's1
AT&T4Marriott1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Advance Auto Parts3Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's10
American Eagle Outfitters1Meijer3
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's4Menards1
Audi1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone3New Balance1
Barnes & Noble1Nike4
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Baymont Inn1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King6Papa John's Pizza2
Carson Pirie Scott2Payless2
Charlotte Russe1Penske2
Chevrolet2PetSmart1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut5
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves4Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack4
Deb1Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza3Red Roof Inn1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid4
FedEx14Rue211
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC4Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel9
Gap1Staples1
Goodwill1Starbucks2
H&R Block8Subaru1
Hilton1Subway14
Hobby Lobby1Super 82
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell5
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value1
Jones New York4U-Haul5
Journeys1UPS22
Justice1Verizon Wireless4
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Walgreens6
Kroger1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's4
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture5YMCA3
Little Caesars Pizza5

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