Muskegon Heights, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Muskegon Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Muskegon Heights had a population of 10,657 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Muskegon Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Muskegon Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,657
Daytime Population: Workers 3,064
Daytime Population: Residents 7,666
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,730
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 10,422
Population in Familes 8,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 235
Population Density2 3,346
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $20,746
Average Household Income $30,568
Per Capita Income $11,923


Total Housing Units 4,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,912 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,029 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,013 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $46,704
Average Home Value $79,992


Total Households 3,941
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,604
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.04%
Households -0.19% 0.01%
Families -0.41% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

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, 2017 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 # 99 86th
Population Density # 57 92nd
Diversity Index # 88 88th
Median Household Income # 689 1st
Per Capita Income # 689 1st

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