Muskegon Michigan Real Estate
Muskegon is the largest city along the Lake Michigan Eastern Shoreline, and it is a significant city in 2 major sections of land: The Muskegon-Norton Shores Metropolis and the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland CSA (Combined Statistical Area).
Muskegon, MI Geography
Muskegon covers an area of 18square miles – out of which 3.7 square miles is water. The city is surrounded by water, as it is East of Lake Michigan, South of Muskegon Lake, and SouthWest of mouth of the Muskegon River which flows into Muskegon Lake.
Muskegon, MI Demographics
There are approximately 40,000 people living in Muskegon in about 14,500 households – out of which about 59% belong to families. The ethnic mix of Muskegon is just over half Caucasian (52.92%) with the next most predominant race being African American (31.7%). Hispanic and Latino races are the next most prevalent group at 6.4%, followed by ‘2 or more races’ at 3.5% and ‘other’ races at 2.69%. The smaller groups include: Native American (2.3%), Asian (0.46%), and Pacific Islander (0.03%). There are about 10% more males than females.
Muskegon has a median household income of right at $28K, a median family income of almost $33K, and a per capita income of just over $14K. Men generally earn about $7K more than women.
Muskegon, MI History
For centuries, this region was occupied by various nomadic groups but is best known for being home to the Ottawa Tribe. While settlers are documented as having occupied this area as early as the mid-1700’s, Muskegon was still an Ottawa village in the early 1830’s before it was massly inhabited by settlers and converted into a lumber mill town.
Muskegon, MI Schools
The Muskegon school system is recognized as being one of the top performing districts in the entire state of Michigan. This area not only ranks highly in test scores but also in performance of sports. Muskegon High School is number one in the state for winning football games and among the top 15 in the entire country.
Muskegon, MI Industry
Muskegon is well known for its wide array of museums, theaters and beaches which attract tourists from all over the world. The primary trade in Muskegon is manufacturing, which account for 36% of its livelihood.