Muir, Michigan

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Muir, Michigan

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Comparative Profile of Muir, Michigan

Comparing Muir to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7

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Muir Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Lansing, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Ionia
Standard Zip Codes 48860
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.995
Longitude -84.942

Muir Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station IONIA 2 SSW
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Station ST JOHNS
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Muir Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 634 100%
Male 308 48.6%
Female 326 51.4%
Under 18 188 29.7%
18+ 446 70.3%
65+ 61 9.6%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 2.99
White 609 96.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 6 0.9%
Mixed Race 17 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.4%

Estimated Muir Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 644
Growth 10
Growth % 1.6%

Muir Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.1%
US/American 22.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
English 9.4%
Irish 9.2%
Dutch 4.3%
Polish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scottish 1.9%
Italian 1.9%
French Canadian 1.7%
Czech 1.5%
Romanian 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Welsh 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Muir 634 $36,875
Fowler 1,136 $56,625
Hubbardston 394 $38,750
Ionia 10,569 $45,794
Lyons 726 $48,333
Pewamo 560 $46,667
Westphalia 876 $58,864
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