Muskegon Heights, Michigan Population 2020

10,709
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Muskegon Heights is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 10,709, it is the 85th largest city in Michigan and the 2946th largest city in the United States. Muskegon Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually and its population has decreased by -1.35% 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 3,362 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muskegon Heights is $37,320 with a poverty rate of 37.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $667 per month, and the median house value is $42,700. The median age in Muskegon Heights is 30 years, 28.3 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Muskegon Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 74.46%
  • White: 19.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.36%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Muskegon Heights, Michigan is 10,709, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,731.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,856.

Muskegon Heights, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,99374.46%
White2,12719.81%
Two or More Races4684.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native1161.08%
Some Other Race170.16%
Asian140.13%
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Muskegon Heights Population Pyramid 2020

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Muskegon Heights Median Age

30


Total

28.3


Male

32


Female

Muskegon Heights Adults

There are 7,512 adults, (1,026 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon Heights.

Muskegon Heights Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon Heights Sex Ratio

Female

5,457

50.83%

Male

5,278

49.17%

Muskegon Heights Households and Families

Muskegon Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muskegon Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
Male68.5%31.5%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
All50.7%49.3%
Female25.8%74.2%

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9812.6750.7
Non Family1,4101.1652.8
Female1,3733.5125.8
Married8713.6879.9
Male3273.0468.5

3.29

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

10.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Muskegon Heights Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2834.50%
9th to 12th Grade79512.64%
High School Graduate2,43038.65%
Some College1,79128.48%
Associates Degree5038.00%
Bachelors Degree2604.13%
Graduate Degree2263.59%
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Muskegon Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,7193,895318
White1,2811,073108
Hispanic21116545
Multiple Races797915
Native American4545
Other Race1712
Asian1414

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 21.33%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,925$21,858$19,555
Less Than High School$12,127$13,704$10,585
High School Grad$21,177$22,237$19,232
Some College$21,434$21,174$21,679
Bachelors Degree$37,931$$17,292
Graduate Degree$55,781$86,023$

$20,925

Average Earnings

$21,858

Average Male

$19,555

Average Female

Muskegon Heights Language

Muskegon Heights Language by Age

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Muskegon Heights Language

96.25% of Muskegon Heights residents speak only English, while 3.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Muskegon Heights Poverty

Muskegon Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,9652,79835.13%
White1,86979042.27%
Multiple46829162.18%
Native11610893.10%
Hispanic33310030.03%
Other17529.41%

37.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.83%

Male Poverty Rate

38.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon Heights is Native, with 93.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon Heights is Other, with 29.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.45%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.84%
Some College30.69%
High School22.76%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.72%
Male Unemployed56.15%
Female Employed25.12%
Male Employed12.88%

Muskegon Heights Income

Muskegon Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,245$37,320
Families$32,307$41,101
Married Families$44,010-
Non Families$17,717$25,685
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Muskegon Heights Marital Status

Muskegon Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.2%

Male Marriage Rate

23.6%

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 Veterans

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479

Number of Veterans

409

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam150
Second Gulf War109
First Gulf War87
World War II7
Korea7
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54152
65 to 74118
55 to 64109
18 to 3474
75+26
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3115.44%
White1569.76%
Hispanic6125.74%
2 or More65.00%
Other635.29%

Muskegon Heights Veterans by Education

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13.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon Heights Employment Status

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

16.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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78.96%

Born in Michigan

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.72% of Muskegon Heights residents were born in the United States, with 78.96% having been born in Michigan. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,709-11-0.10%
201910,720-11-0.10%
201810,731-13-0.12%
201710,744-11-0.10%
201610,75580.07%
201510,747-23-0.21%
201410,770-34-0.31%
201310,804270.25%
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%