Muskegon, Michigan Population 2021

35,109
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Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County Michigan. It is also the county seat of Muskegon County. With a 2020 population of 35,109, it is the 31st largest city in Michigan and the 1124th largest city in the United States . Muskegon is currently declining at a rate of -2.03% annually and its population has decreased by -8.57% 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 2,482 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muskegon is $44,261 with a poverty rate of 27.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $706 per month, and the median house value is $73,000. The median age in Muskegon is 35.8 years, 35 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Muskegon Demographics

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

  • White: 58.79%
  • Black or African American: 31.98%
  • Two or more races: 6.84%
  • Other race: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Muskegon, Michigan is 35,109 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,293.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,401.

Muskegon, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021173,500-33-0.02%
2020173,533-33-0.02%
2019173,566-33-0.02%
2018173,599-46-0.03%
2017173,6454180.24%
2016173,2277800.45%
2015172,4471930.11%
2014172,254-19-0.01%
2013172,2732,1141.23%
2012170,1591330.08%
2011170,026-1,887-1.11%
2010171,9130.00%

Muskegon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,12658.79%
Black or African American12,03531.98%
Two or More Races2,5756.84%
Some Other Race4801.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native3090.82%
Asian930.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.04%
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Muskegon Population by Race

Muskegon Population Pyramid $2021

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Muskegon Median Age

35.8


Total

35


Male

36.9


Female

Muskegon Adults

There are 29,433 adults, (5,183 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon.

Muskegon Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon Sex Ratio

Female

17,991

47.81%

Male

19,642

52.19%

Muskegon Population by Age

Muskegon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muskegon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.9%25.1%
Male63%37%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family39%61%
Female37.1%62.9%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Muskegon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9522.349.4
Non Family6,5191.2639
Married3,6043.1174.9
Female2,9553.2837.1
Male8743.3763

3.06

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Muskegon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0994.38%
9th to 12th Grade2,65610.58%
High School Graduate8,95235.67%
Some College6,55826.13%
Associates Degree2,57710.27%
Bachelors Degree2,2819.09%
Graduate Degree9753.88%
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Muskegon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muskegon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,55013,0552,416
Black7,8216,307700
Hispanic1,7791,16344
2+ Races84370960
Native American24421029
Other Race230113
Asian695311
Islander5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.60%.

Muskegon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,815$28,500$25,341
Less Than 9th Grade$22,357$23,239$20,724
High School Graduate$24,245$28,025$21,793
Some College$26,990$30,334$23,948
Bachelors Degree$37,029$26,424$40,769
Graduate Degree$50,261$60,455$48,534

$26,815

Average Earnings

$28,500

Average Male

$25,341

Average Female

Muskegon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muskegon Language by Age

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Muskegon Language

93.77% of Muskegon residents speak only English, while 6.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Muskegon Language

Muskegon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,8833,69937.43%
White16,6603,47020.83%
Multiple2,30498042.53%
Hispanic3,15576924.37%
Native22312556.05%
Other4116215.09%
Asian531018.87%
Islander1010100.00%

27.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.48%

Male Poverty Rate

30.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon is Other, with 15.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.96%.

Muskegon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.40%
High School27.35%
Some College21.39%
Bachelors or Greater8.24%

Muskegon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.71%
Male Unemployed41.82%
Female Employed14.91%
Male Employed10.70%

Muskegon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muskegon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,433$44,261
Families$39,437$51,368
Married Families$60,682-
Non Families$21,018$33,609
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Income by Household Type

Muskegon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Muskegon Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Muskegon Marital Status

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2,200

Number of Veterans

2,023

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam872
Second Gulf War359
First Gulf War322
Korea158
World War II96

Muskegon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64544
65 to 74528
75+491
35 to 54432
18 to 34205

Muskegon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7119.22%
Black3534.00%
2+ Races745.52%
Native American5618.12%
Hispanic512.16%
Other Race62.05%

Muskegon Veterans by Race

Muskegon Veterans by Education

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11.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon Veterans by Education

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50.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.5%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Muskegon Employment by Age

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Muskegon Employment by Race

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Muskegon 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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81.14%

Born in Muskegon

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of Muskegon residents were born in the United States, with 81.14% having been born in Michigan. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Muskegon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202135,109-728-2.03%
202035,837-728-1.99%
201936,565-728-1.95%
201837,293-692-1.82%
201737,985-187-0.49%
201638,17290.02%
201538,163-63-0.16%
201438,226-124-0.32%
201338,3501,3483.64%
201237,0020.00%
201137,002-1,221-3.19%
201038,223-1,882-0.48%
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%

Muskegon Population by Year