Muskegon County

Muskegon County, Michigan

990 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: (231) 724-6211
Fax: (231) 724-6673

On the west-central coast of MI, bordered on west by Lake Michigan; established Jan 7, 1859 from Newaygo County. Name Origin: For the Muskegon River, from an Ojibway word meaning 'marshy river.'

Area (sq mi):: 1459.30 (land 509.12; water 950.18) Population per square mile: 344.80
Population 2005: 175,554 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 7.10% Population 2000: 170,200 (White 79.50%; Black or African American 14.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,967; median household $38,008; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,122-$24,468
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Muskegon County seat (39,954)
  • Norton Shores (23,287)
  • Muskegon Heights (11,807)

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