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Muskegon Heights, Michigan (MI) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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36.7% of Muskegon Heights, MI residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 64.6% greater than the poverty level of 13.0% across the entire state of Michigan. Taking into account residents not living in families, 25.2% of high school graduates and 47.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 19.9% among disabled males and 28.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 69.6%. For comparison, it was 32.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Muskegon Heights, MI

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Muskegon Heights:

36.7%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Muskegon Heights:

16.0%
Whole state:

5.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Muskegon Heights:

19.9%
Michigan:

13.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 34.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Muskegon Heights:

25.4%
Michigan:

29.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Muskegon Heights:

28.6%
Michigan:

18.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 33.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Muskegon Heights:

30.3%
Michigan:

30.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

69.6%
Residents above poverty level:

32.6%

Poverty by age in Muskegon Heights, MI

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Muskegon Heights
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Muskegon Heights,MI (percentage below poverty level)
  • 56.0%Under 5 years
  • 61.0%5 years
  • 58.8%6 to 11 years
  • 79.6%12 to 14 years
  • 32.6%15 years
  • 34.0%16 and 17 years
  • 22.5%18 to 24 years
  • 17.9%25 to 34 years
  • 17.2%35 to 44 years
  • 24.3%45 to 54 years
  • 34.1%55 to 64 years
  • 18.6%65 to 74 years
  • 10.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Muskegon Heights
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Muskegon Heights,MI (percentage below poverty level)
  • 46.7%Under 5 years
  • 65.2%5 years
  • 49.1%6 to 11 years
  • 51.1%12 to 14 years
  • 42.3%15 years
  • 62.1%16 and 17 years
  • 35.4%18 to 24 years
  • 47.4%25 to 34 years
  • 28.9%35 to 44 years
  • 27.4%45 to 54 years
  • 14.3%55 to 64 years
  • 23.5%65 to 74 years
  • 19.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Muskegon Heights, MI
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Muskegon Heights,MI (% below half of poverty level)
  • 19.1%Under 5 years
  • 23.7%5 years
  • 20.1%6 to 11 years
  • 8.4%12 to 14 years
  • 21.3%15 years
  • 9.2%16 and 17 years
  • 13.9%18 to 24 years
  • 13.5%25 to 34 years
  • 6.9%35 to 44 years
  • 7.9%45 to 54 years
  • 8.9%55 to 64 years
  • 2.9%65 to 74 years
  • 0.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Muskegon Heights, MI

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Muskegon Heights, MI
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Muskegon Heights, MI (%)
  • 37.1%White
  • 30.2%Black
  • 94.6%American Indian
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 24.0%Other race
  • 62.9%2+ races
  • 43.4%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Muskegon Heights, MI
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Muskegon Heights, MI (absolute numbers)
  • 617White
  • 2,426Black
  • 113American Indian
  • 0Asian
  • 4Other race
  • 3032+ races
  • 156Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 34.4%Below poverty level
  • 65.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 19.0%Below poverty level
  • 81.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Muskegon Heights, MI

Children below poverty level:
Muskegon Heights, Michigan:

44.5%
State:

17.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Muskegon Heights:

25.2%
Michigan:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Muskegon Heights:

47.5%
Michigan:

37.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 27.6%Married-couple family
  • 7.5%Male, no wife present
  • 64.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Muskegon Heights not in families by work experience
  • 2.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 21.5%Worked part-time
  • 76.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 16.0%Both worked part-time
  • 34.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 49.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 5.8%1970 to 1979
  • 1.8%1960 to 1969
  • 18.7%1950 to 1959
  • 34.5%1940 to 1949
  • 39.2%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.2%1999 to 2000
  • 1.4%1995 to 1998
  • 1.4%1990 to 1994
  • 0.4%1980 to 1989
  • 5.9%1970 to 1979
  • 11.3%1960 to 1969
  • 21.1%1950 to 1959
  • 26.1%1940 to 1949
  • 32.3%1939 or earlier
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