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-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts & culture


-Current unemployment
-Cold, cloudy winters
-Educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Muskegon 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

    The unemployment rate in Muskegon is 8.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Muskegon jobs have Increased by 2.56 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Muskegon's cost of living is 22.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Muskegon's population is 38,401 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.67 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Muskegon is $63,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -16.61 percent.
    Muskegon public schools spend $14,296 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Muskegon.

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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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