Muskegon County, Michigan Population 2024

176,471

Muskegon County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 176,471 with a growth rate of -0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Muskegon County, Michigan is the 12th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 171,923 and has seen a growth of 2.65% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029176,236-47-0.03%
2028176,283-47-0.03%
2027176,330-47-0.03%
2026176,377-47-0.03%
2025176,424-47-0.03%
2024176,471-47-0.03%
2023176,518-47-0.03%
2022176,565-47-0.03%
2021176,6127640.43%
2020175,8482,2031.27%
2019173,645-74-0.04%
2018173,719-85-0.05%
2017173,8044620.27%
2016173,3428360.48%
2015172,5062020.12%
2014172,304-80%
2013172,3122,1211.25%
2012170,1911350.08%
2011170,056-1,867-1.09%
2010171,923
1990158,9831,3940.88%
1980157,5891630.1%
1970157,4267,4834.99%
1960149,94328,39823.36%
1950121,54527,04428.62%
194094,5019,87111.66%
193084,63022,26835.71%
192062,36221,78553.69%
191040,5773,5419.56%
190037,036-2,977-7.44%
189040,01313,42750.5%
188026,58611,69278.5%
187014,89410,947277.35%
18603,947-172,289-97.76%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.03% (-47)
County Website
Muskegon County
County Seat
2010 Population
171,923
Area
500 mi²
Density
353 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.65% (4,548)
Founded
1859

Muskegon County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White137,37978.08%
Black or African American23,05013.1%
Two or more races11,5766.58%
Asian1,3340.76%
Other race1,3290.76%
Native American1,2390.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander400.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Muskegon County, Michigan Population by Race

Muskegon County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Muskegon County, Michigan Median Age

39.4

Total

38.4

Male

40.4

Female

Muskegon County, Michigan Adults

There are 136,199 adults, (30,933 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon County, Michigan.

Muskegon County, Michigan Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female87,58749.78%
Male88,36050.22%

Muskegon County, Michigan Population by Age

Muskegon County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All66,5952.5577.322.7
Married31,3953.1190.99.1
Non Family21,8221.2766.633.4
Female9,7403.4158.341.7
Male3,6383.1174.325.7
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Muskegon County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Muskegon County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muskegon County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.35%.

Muskegon County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,002

Average Earnings

$46,833

Average Male

$34,614

Average Female

Muskegon County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muskegon County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Muskegon County, Michigan Language

96.53% of Muskegon County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Muskegon County, Michigan Language

Muskegon County, Michigan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White129,11811,5598.95%
Black20,9496,54031.22%
Multiple11,1912,12018.94%
Hispanic10,2431,77817.36%
Native1,21738331.47%
Other1,29317413.46%
Asian1,24513410.76%
Islander402460%
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12.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.24%

Male Poverty Rate

13.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon County, Michigan is Islander, with 60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon County, Michigan is White, with 8.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.07%.

Muskegon County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.66%
High School14.06%
Some College9.7%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%
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Muskegon County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.27%
Male Unemployed22.57%
Female Employed6.95%
Male Employed4.32%
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Muskegon County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muskegon County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Muskegon County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Muskegon County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Muskegon County, Michigan 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 County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Muskegon County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,494

Number of Veterans

9,538

Male Veterans

956

Female Veterans

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Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Muskegon County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Muskegon County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Muskegon County, Michigan 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

85.56%

Born in Muskegon County, Michigan

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.08% of Muskegon County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 85.56% having been born in Michigan. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Muskegon County, Michigan Place of Birth

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