Muskegon Heights, Michigan Population 2021

10,730
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Muskegon Heights is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 10,730, it is the 85th largest city in Michigan and the 2953rd largest city in the United States . Muskegon Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -1.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,856 in 2010. Muskegon Heights reached it's highest population of 19,552 in 1960. Spanning over 3 miles, Muskegon Heights has a population density of 3,369 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muskegon Heights is $38,088 with a poverty rate of 36.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $711 per month, and the median house value is $43,900. The median age in Muskegon Heights is 30.6 years, 28.2 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Muskegon Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Muskegon Heights was:

  • Black or African American: 75.68%
  • White: 18.53%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Muskegon Heights, Michigan is 10,730 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,739.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,856.

Muskegon Heights, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,13475.68%
White1,99218.53%
Two or More Races4924.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1000.93%
Some Other Race170.16%
Asian130.12%
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Muskegon Heights Population by Race

Muskegon Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Muskegon Heights Median Age

30.6


Total

28.2


Male

33.1


Female

Muskegon Heights Adults

There are 7,666 adults, (1,238 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon Heights.

Muskegon Heights Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon Heights Sex Ratio

Female

5,534

51.49%

Male

5,214

48.51%

Muskegon Heights Population by Age

Muskegon Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muskegon Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
Male62.1%37.9%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
All48.8%51.2%
Female24.7%75.3%

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Muskegon Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0402.6448.8
Non Family1,4461.1950.2
Female1,3863.4424.7
Married8253.7180.7
Male3832.9162.1

3.28

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Muskegon Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3205.00%
9th to 12th Grade83112.99%
High School Graduate2,61640.88%
Some College1,68526.33%
Associates Degree4897.64%
Bachelors Degree2443.81%
Graduate Degree2143.34%
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Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,8723,971304
White1,2261,04596
Hispanic21915048
2+ Races767610
Native American3535
Other Race1713
Asian1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 21.92%.

Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,037$23,158$21,250
Less Than 9th Grade$11,797$12,773$10,714
High School Graduate$21,696$22,146$20,960
Some College$25,163$29,063$25,072
Bachelors Degree$39,048$47,857$29,286
Graduate Degree$44,830$$

$22,037

Average Earnings

$23,158

Average Male

$21,250

Average Female

Muskegon Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muskegon Heights Language by Age

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Muskegon Heights Language

95.47% of Muskegon Heights residents speak only English, while 4.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.77% of the population.

Muskegon Heights Language

Muskegon Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,1172,71433.44%
White1,72969940.43%
Multiple49232566.06%
Hispanic34515043.48%
Native1009494.00%
Other17423.53%

36.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.36%

Male Poverty Rate

38.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon Heights is Native, with 94.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon Heights is Other, with 23.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.40%.

Muskegon Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.35%
Some College27.37%
High School21.48%
Bachelors or Greater13.10%

Muskegon Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.82%
Male Unemployed33.58%
Female Employed25.57%
Male Employed11.53%

Muskegon Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muskegon Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,795$38,088
Families$32,241$40,907
Married Families$44,740-
Non Families$20,375$27,869
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Income by Household Type

Muskegon Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.5%

Male Marriage Rate

22.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Muskegon Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Muskegon Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Muskegon Heights Marital Status by Race

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Muskegon Heights Marital Status

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467

Number of Veterans

398

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam135
Second Gulf War111
First Gulf War105
Korea20
World War II13

Muskegon Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54154
65 to 74112
18 to 3474
55 to 6470
75+57

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3185.39%
White1348.61%
Hispanic5824.58%
2+ Races96.43%
Other Race635.29%

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Race

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Education

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16.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

16.5%

Unemployment Rate

Muskegon Heights Employment by Age

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Muskegon Heights Employment by Race

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Muskegon Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.49%

Born in Muskegon Heights

98.31%

Native Born

1.69%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

0.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.31% of Muskegon Heights residents were born in the United States, with 78.49% having been born in Michigan. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Muskegon Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,730-3-0.03%
202010,733-3-0.03%
201910,736-3-0.03%
201810,739-9-0.08%
201710,748-9-0.08%
201610,757100.09%
201510,747-23-0.21%
201410,770-35-0.32%
201310,805280.26%
201210,777-13-0.12%
201110,790-52-0.48%
201010,842-1,207-1.05%
200012,049-1,127-0.89%
199013,176-1,435-1.03%
198014,611-2,693-1.68%
197017,304-2,248-1.21%
196019,5527240.38%
195018,8282,7811.61%
194016,0474630.29%
193015,5846,0705.06%
19209,5140.00%

Muskegon Heights Population by Year