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Pros

-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Current unemployment
-Cold, cloudy winters
-Educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Muskegon-Norton Shores Metro Area


Strategically located on Michigan’s west shoreline, Muskegon is an old economic powerhouse dating back to the mid-19th century. The economic strength was then driven by lumber and shipping. As the 20th century unfolded, lumber declined and was replaced by diverse manufacturing, with good access to auto markets to the east and a number of major manufacturing markets across Lake Michigan. As a manufacturing center specializing in foundries and machining, the area declined somewhat in the last half of the 20th century but has enjoyed a resurgence due to its attractive summer climate and extensive water and beach amenities.


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Quick Facts About Muskegon


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Muskegon is 9.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Muskegon jobs have Increased by 3.84 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Muskegon's cost of living is 20.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Muskegon's population is 38,061 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.94 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Muskegon is $66,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Muskegon public schools spend $13,745 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 24.6 students per teacher in Muskegon.

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Muskegon Suffering
I grew up in Muskegon and it was a great place to live. However, brain drain is a huge problem and the majority of my friends who went to college never came... (read more)
Quality of Life
Many people who live in the Muskegon area are losing jobs. Factories, that have been here for decades, are closing and there's no sign of any new jobs coming to the... (read more)
Not Many Well Paying Jobs
Muskegon has been a Automotive and Furniture Manufacturing Town for Nearly 100 Years. Now Jobs are Low Paying High School and Junior College Type. There are Two Very... (read more)
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