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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,792
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+3,454
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married23.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6%
Median Earnings25+$19,745
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,056
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,954

Wealth

Median Family Income$23,750
% Above Poverty Level56.5%
% Below Poverty Level43.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$42,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72.1%
German2.9%
Irish2.1%
English1.6%
African1%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Polish0.6%
Hungarian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Muskegon Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Muskegon County
Standard Zip Codes49444
Phone Area Codes231
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.18
Approximate Longitude-86.2

Muskegon Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMUSKEGON COUNTY AP
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationGRAND HAVEN FIRE DEPT
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches
StationMONTAGUE 4 NW
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ferrysburg2,979$91,115
Fruitport1,374$57,083
Muskegon38,086$32,403
North Muskegon3,785$80,151
Norton Shores24,091$68,179
Roosevelt Park3,813$50,625
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