Muskegon Heights, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Muskegon Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Muskegon Heights had a population of 10,426 as of July 1, 2018. Muskegon Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Muskegon Heights is located at latitude 43.2019 and longitude -86.241 in Muskegon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Muskegon Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muskegon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Muskegon Heights (GNIS ID: 1626785) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Muskegon Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,426
Population in Households 10,196
Population in Familes 8,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 230
Population Density2 3,273
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $21,358
Average Household Income $31,559
Per Capita Income $12,258


Total Housing Units 4,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,012 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,833 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,051 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $47,432
Average Home Value $84,265


Total Households 3,845
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,532
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.11%
Households -0.47% -0.09%
Families -0.7% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Muskegon Heights, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muskegon Heights to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 101 86th
Population Density # 60 91st
Diversity Index # 83 88th
Median Household Income # 689 1st
Per Capita Income # 690 0th

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