Muskegon Heights, Michigan Population 2024

9,775

Muskegon Heights is a city located in Muskegon County Michigan. Muskegon Heights has a 2024 population of 9,775. Muskegon Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -1.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,903 in 2020.

The average household income in Muskegon Heights is $42,986 with a poverty rate of 36.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Muskegon Heights is 30.7 years, 28.6 years for males, and 32.7 years for females.

Muskegon Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 76.37%
  • White: 16.97%
  • Two or more races: 4.44%
  • Native American: 1.68%
  • Other race: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,068.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.29% (-128)
The current population of Muskegon Heights, Michigan is 9,775 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,903.

Muskegon Heights, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American7,60276.37%
White1,68916.97%
Two or more races4424.44%
Native American1671.68%
Other race500.5%
Asian40.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Muskegon Heights Population by Race

Muskegon Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Muskegon Heights Median Age

30.7

Total

28.6

Male

32.7

Female

Muskegon Heights Adults

There are 6,963 adults, (1,426 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon Heights.

Muskegon Heights Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon Heights Sex Ratio

Female5,32453.49%
Male4,63046.51%

Muskegon Heights Population by Age

Muskegon Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6112.7347.252.8
Female1,4083.6937.762.3
Non Family1,3781.3544.455.6
Married5453.6373.226.8
Male2802.9457.542.5

3.45

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Muskegon Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2494.27%
9th to 12th Grade59410.19%
High School Graduate2,62344.99%
Some College1,55826.72%
Associates Degree2884.94%
Bachelors Degree2323.98%
Graduate Degree2864.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black4,2753,710346
White1,162972114
2+ Races2071759
Hispanic1468149
Native American87640
Other Race505037
Asian440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 74%.

Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$27,096$30,185$24,628
Less Than 9th Grade$13,674$15,536$13,220
High School Graduate$27,926$29,693$25,929
Some College$23,682$31,563$21,681
Bachelors Degree$51,510$56,065$50,313
Graduate Degree$50,033$51,941$44,148

$27,096

Average Earnings

$30,185

Average Male

$24,628

Average Female

Muskegon Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muskegon Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Muskegon Heights Language

97.3% of Muskegon Heights residents speak only English, while 2.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Muskegon Heights Language

Muskegon Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,5222,69335.8%
White1,54652734.09%
Multiple44219343.67%
Native1679456.29%
Hispanic2388033.61%

36.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.72%

Male Poverty Rate

37.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon Heights is Native, with 56.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon Heights is Hispanic, with 33.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.39%.

Muskegon Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.79%
Some College28.28%
High School28.07%
Bachelors or Greater10.04%

Muskegon Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.22%
Female Employed25.48%
Male Unemployed22.96%
Male Employed14.05%

Muskegon Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muskegon Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$35,216$42,986
Families$36,052$44,411
Married Families$52,232$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,244$32,324

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Muskegon Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

18.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.7%

Male Marriage Rate

16.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Muskegon Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Muskegon Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Muskegon Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Muskegon Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

294

Number of Veterans

244

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam99
First Gulf War93
Korea42
Second Gulf War18
World War II0

Muskegon Heights Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54118
65 to 7482
75+71
55 to 6423
18 to 340

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1773.39%
White1077.88%
2+ Races104.05%

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Race

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

20.5%

Unemployment Rate

Muskegon Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Muskegon Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Muskegon Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.18%

Born in Muskegon Heights

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Muskegon Heights residents were born in the United States, with 82.18% having been born in Michigan. 1.21% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,615-32-0.33%
20289,647-32-0.33%
20279,679-32-0.33%
20269,711-32-0.33%
20259,743-32-0.33%
20249,775-32-0.33%
20239,807-32-0.33%
20229,839-63-0.64%
20219,902-1-0.01%
20209,903-827-7.71%
201910,730-8-0.07%
201810,738-13-0.12%
201710,751-9-0.08%
201610,760110.1%
201510,749-20-0.19%
201410,769-35-0.32%
201310,804260.24%
201210,778-13-0.12%
201110,791-51-0.47%
201010,842-1,207-10.02%
200012,049-1,127-8.55%
199013,176-1,435-9.82%
198014,611-2,693-15.56%
197017,304-2,248-11.5%
196019,5527243.85%
195018,8282,78117.33%
194016,0474632.97%
193015,5846,07063.8%
19209,51400%
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Muskegon Heights Population by Year