Muskegon County, Michigan Population 2020

Muskegon County, Michigan's estimated population is 173,452 with a growth rate of -0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Muskegon County, Michigan is the 12th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth 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%
2013172,2682,1241.25%
2012170,1441400.08%
2011170,004-1,907-1.11%
2010171,91112,9288.13%
1990158,9831,3940.88%
1980157,5891630.10%
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%
189040,01313,42750.50%
188026,58611,69278.50%
187014,89410,947277.35%
18603,9470.00%

Muskegon County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White139,77080.77%
Black or African American23,71713.71%
Two or More Races6,3873.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3120.76%
Asian9640.56%
Some Other Race8720.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.01%

Muskegon County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Muskegon County, Michigan Median Age

39.3


Total

37.9


Male

40.7


Female

Muskegon County, Michigan Adults

There are 132,477 adults, (27,643 of whom are seniors) in Muskegon County, Michigan.

Muskegon County, Michigan Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Muskegon County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

86,960

50.25%

Male

86,083

49.75%

Muskegon County, Michigan Households and Families

Muskegon County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Muskegon County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All74.5%25.5%
Male70.3%29.7%
Non Family62.9%37.1%
Female53.6%46.4%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All65,6192.5374.5
Married31,1413.189.5
Non Family21,2301.2662.9
Female9,7543.2253.6
Male3,4943.3270.3

3.03

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Muskegon County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2082.73%
9th to 12th Grade7,5636.43%
High School Graduate40,56634.50%
Some College30,23525.71%
Associates Degree13,58711.56%
Bachelors Degree15,38813.09%
Graduate Degree7,0375.98%

Muskegon County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White95,07888,12520,075
Black14,90712,4651,378
Hispanic4,5123,521334
Multiple Races2,0121,794357
Native American91675874
Asian707618247
Other Race50933838
Islander4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,965$39,851$28,425
Less Than High School$20,699$25,184$12,825
High School Grad$27,635$31,671$22,953
Some College$32,632$42,175$27,735
Bachelors Degree$46,031$56,635$38,696
Graduate Degree$64,576$73,885$61,016

$32,965

Average Earnings

$39,851

Average Male

$28,425

Average Female

Muskegon County, Michigan Language

Muskegon County, Michigan Language by Age

Muskegon County, Michigan Language

96.58% of Muskegon County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.20% of the population.

Muskegon County, Michigan Poverty

Muskegon County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White128,59415,48412.04%
Black21,2308,00337.70%
Hispanic9,0322,58828.65%
Multiple6,0592,16535.73%
Native1,22344836.63%
Other77813317.10%
Asian896879.71%

17.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.83%

Male Poverty Rate

18.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muskegon County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muskegon County, Michigan is Black, with 37.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muskegon County, Michigan is Asian, with 9.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.93%
High School16.53%
Some College12.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.63%
Male Unemployed42.77%
Female Employed9.41%
Male Employed5.34%

Muskegon County, Michigan Income

Muskegon County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,329$62,402
Families$58,643$72,431
Married Families$71,815$86,431
Non Families$27,550$37,870

Muskegon County, Michigan Marital Status

Muskegon County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Muskegon County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Muskegon County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans

12,048

Number of Veterans

11,160

Male Veterans

888

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,749
First Gulf War1,859
Second Gulf War1,609
Korea1,060
World War II528
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,483
75+2,626
35 to 542,558
55 to 642,484
18 to 34897
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,6909.75%
Black1,0415.98%
Hispanic3997.01%
2 or More1495.13%
Indian12412.14%
Other355.43%
Asian91.09%

$Muskegon County, Michigan Veterans by Education

6.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muskegon County, Michigan Employment Status

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Muskegon County, Michigan 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

84.11%

Born in Michigan

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.18% of Muskegon County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 84.11% having been born in Michigan. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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