Muskegon, Michigan Population 2020

36,903

Muskegon is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 36,903, it is the 30th largest city in Michigan and the 1069th largest city in the United States. Muskegon is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -3.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,401 in 2010. Muskegon reached it's highest population of 48,429 in 1950. Spanning over 18 miles, Muskegon has a population density of 2,609 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muskegon is $42,187 with a poverty rate of 31.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $697 per month, and the median house value is $68,800. The median age in Muskegon is 36.3 years, 36.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.3 males.

Muskegon Demographics

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

  • White: 60.06%
  • Black or African American: 31.34%
  • Two or more races: 6.51%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Muskegon, Michigan is 36,903, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,287.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,401.

Muskegon, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020173,452-68-0.04%
2019173,520-68-0.04%
2018173,588-68-0.04%
2017173,6564140.24%
2016173,2427800.45%
2015172,4621960.11%
2014172,266-2-0.00%
2013172,2682,1241.23%
2012170,1441400.08%
2011170,004-1,907-1.12%
2010171,9110.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,80360.06%
Black or African American11,89931.34%
Two or More Races2,4706.51%
Some Other Race4191.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native2670.70%
Asian1070.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%

Muskegon Population Pyramid 2020

Muskegon Median Age

36.3


Total

36.1


Male

36.5


Female

Muskegon Adults

There are 29,834 adults, (5,150 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon.

Muskegon Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon Sex Ratio

Female

18,404

48.47%

Male

19,565

51.53%

Muskegon Households and Families

Muskegon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Muskegon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
Male53.2%46.8%
All49%51%
Female40.5%59.5%
Non Family38.5%61.5%

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9412.3249
Non Family6,2571.2838.5
Married3,7243.0672.7
Female3,1013.2440.5
Male8593.3553.2

3.02

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Muskegon Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0474.12%
9th to 12th Grade2,65910.46%
High School Graduate9,72138.24%
Some College6,56325.82%
Associates Degree2,3219.13%
Bachelors Degree2,1938.63%
Graduate Degree9143.60%

Muskegon Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,25913,5682,324
Black7,7336,325714
Hispanic1,6611,0928
Multiple Races72366447
Other Race18790
Native American1861648
Asian61576
Islander4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.23%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,452$27,039$23,460
Less Than High School$18,500$24,041$10,932
High School Grad$22,660$25,121$21,802
Some College$26,138$29,539$22,454
Bachelors Degree$35,029$26,184$37,315
Graduate Degree$47,778$53,958$46,442

$25,452

Average Earnings

$27,039

Average Male

$23,460

Average Female

Muskegon Language

Muskegon Language by Age

Muskegon Language

94.77% of Muskegon residents speak only English, while 5.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.16% of the population.

Muskegon Poverty

Muskegon Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6654,35024.62%
Black9,6394,12442.78%
Multiple2,2241,04947.17%
Hispanic2,76874827.02%
Native1868847.31%
Other3354814.33%
Asian421535.71%

31.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.99%

Male Poverty Rate

34.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon is Native, with 47.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon is Other, with 14.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.73%
High School31.27%
Some College23.27%
Bachelors or Greater7.62%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed69.43%
Male Unemployed54.32%
Female Employed16.43%
Male Employed10.10%

Muskegon Income

Muskegon Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,737$42,187
Families$37,068$48,432
Married Families$54,845-
Non Families$20,448$32,189

Muskegon Marital Status

Muskegon Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Muskegon Married by Age and Sex

Muskegon 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 55-64.

Muskegon Marital Status by Race

Muskegon Veterans

2,348

Number of Veterans

2,127

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam989
Second Gulf War367
First Gulf War316
Korea178
World War II122
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64585
65 to 74584
35 to 54494
75+492
18 to 34193
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8779.79%
Black3844.37%
Hispanic874.03%
2 or More665.35%
Indian218.24%

$Muskegon Veterans by Education

11.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon Employment Status

48.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

12.2%

Unemployment Rate

Muskegon Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.98%

Born in Michigan

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.84% of Muskegon residents were born in the United States, with 80.98% having been born in Michigan. 1.34% 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
202036,903-192-0.52%
201937,095-192-0.51%
201837,287-694-1.83%
201737,981-192-0.50%
201638,17350.01%
201538,168-60-0.16%
201438,228-120-0.31%
201338,3481,3543.66%
201236,99420.01%
201136,992-1,232-3.22%
201038,224-1,881-0.48%
200040,105-178-0.04%
199040,283-540-0.13%
198040,823-3,808-0.89%
197044,631-1,854-0.41%
196046,485-1,944-0.41%
195048,4297320.15%
194047,6976,3071.43%
193041,3904,8201.25%
192036,57012,5084.27%
191024,0623,2441.46%
190020,818-1,884-0.86%
189022,70211,4407.26%
188011,2625,2606.50%
18706,0020.00%