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0.39% growth
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Median Household Income
2.55% growth
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Number of Employees
2.69% growth
Median Property Value
2.42% growth

About the photo: Whitehall Lighthouse in Wabaningo, a small unincorporated community of Fruitland Township


The economy of Muskegon County, MI employs 71,549 people. The economy of Muskegon County, MI is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.43; 1.66; and 1.05 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Muskegon County, MI are Manufacturing (17,960), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,398), and Retail trade (8,605), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,078), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($45,074), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($43,750).

Median household income in Muskegon County, MI is $43,920. Males in Muskegon County, MI have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,959. The income inequality of Muskegon County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Muskegon County, MI. In Muskegon County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,307. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Muskegon County, MI is home to a population of 172,148 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Muskegon County, MI is composed of 132,051 White residents (76.7%), 23,347 Black residents (13.6%), 9,173 Hispanic residents (5.33%), 5,499 Two+ residents (3.19%), and 1,067 Native residents (0.62%). The most common foreign languages in Muskegon County, MI are Spanish (3,567 speakers), French (339 speakers), and Other West Germanic (303 speakers), but compared to other places, Muskegon County, MI has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (303 speakers), Scandinavian (96 speakers), and Other Native North American (97 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Muskegon County, MI awarded 748 degrees. The student population of Muskegon County, MI is skewed towards females, with 198 male students and 550 female students. Most students in Muskegon County, MI are White (575 and 76.9%), followed by Black or African American (63 and 8.42%), Unknown (52 and 6.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (31 and 4.14%). The largest universities in Muskegon County, MI by number of graduates are Muskegon Community College (564 and 75.4%), Ross Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park (150 and 20.1%), and Nuvo College of Cosmetology (34 and 4.55%). The most popular majors in Muskegon County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (270 and 36.1%), Registered Nursing (99 and 13.2%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (12 and 1.6%). The median tuition costs in Muskegon County, MI are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Muskegon County, MI is $101,400, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $99,000 to $101,400, a 2.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Muskegon County, MI is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Muskegon County, MI have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Muskegon County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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