Muskegon, MI 49444 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 49444: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Muskegon, MI 49444

Acceptable Alternative
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Muskegon Hts, MI 49444
Norton Shores, MI 49444

Not Acceptable, USPS
Meskegon, MI 49444

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,125
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,205
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 958
  • County: Muskegon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.168, Longitude -86.185
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Muskegon, MI 49444 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,097
Population in Households 25,623
Population in Familes 20,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 474
Population Density1 1,095
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 10,081
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 6,775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,740 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,341 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,499 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $85,544
Average Home Value $112,422


Median Household Income $33,026
Average Household Income $46,377
Per Capita Income $18,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.08%
Households 0.05% 0.16%
Families -0.12% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Muskegon, MI 49444 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49444 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 122 88th
Population Density1 # 214 78th
Diversity Index2 # 51 95th
Median Household Income # 912 8th
Per Capita Income # 895 9th

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