Introduction to Muskegon Heights, Michigan

Muskegon Heights, Michigan, in Muskegon county, is 33 miles NW of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 84 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is located in the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan area. Muskegon Heights has a population of 12,049.

Muskegon Heights History

The history of Muskegon Heights dates back to 1890. After the lumber boom came to an end, local inhabitants formed the Muskegon Improvement Company and purchased 1,000 acres of land. The land was inhabited and a station for Chicago & Western Michigan Railroad was built here in 1902.

Muskegon Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Fire Barn Museum
  • Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum
  • Muskegon County Museum
  • Blue Lake County Park
  • Duck Lake State Park
  • Grand Haven State Park

Things To Do In Muskegon Heights

If you wish to know more about the history of the city, then a visit to the city's museums could be very enjoyable. The city is also rich with parks that make for great places to spend a relaxed day with family members and friends.

Muskegon Heights Transportation

The nearest airport is Muskegon County Airport.

Muskegon Heights Higher Education

The colleges situated near the city are Muskegon Community College, Grand Valley State University, Hope College and Grand Rapids Community College.


Total Population 10,807
Male Share of the Population 43.7%
Female Share of the Population 56.3%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,915
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 23.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5%
Median Earnings25+ $20,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,849
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,283


Median Family Income $22,327
% Above Poverty Level 55.5%
% Below Poverty Level 44.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $45,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.8%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 2.3%

Muskegon Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NW of Grand Rapids, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Muskegon
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49444
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.201
Longitude -86.238

Muskegon Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Muskegon Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Meskegon (49444)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ferrysburg 2,939 $90,313
Fruitport 1,270 $54,808
Muskegon 37,822 $31,747
North Muskegon 3,769 $83,023
Norton Shores 23,941 $66,060
Roosevelt Park 3,817 $48,424
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Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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