Muskegon, Michigan 

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Population

36,462

-2.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

12.4%

Median Income

$25,989

Median Home Price

$131,300

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Best Places to Live in Muskegon, Michigan

Small city - Central Lake Michigan shore. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Muskegon, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Muskegon, MI Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Pleasant summers
Nearby recreation
Arts & culture
Cons
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Muskegon County
Metro Area: Muskegon Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Muskegon
Zip Codes: 49442 49440
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 620 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Muskegon is 12.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Muskegon jobs have increased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Muskegon's cost of living is 24.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Muskegon's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Muskegon county remained narrowly Democratic, 49.4% to 48.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Muskegon's population is 36,462 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Muskegon is Real Estate: $131,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.1%.

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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Housing Market in Muskegon

It's a good time to buy in Muskegon. Home Appreciation is up 25.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Muskegon is $131,300.

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Reviews for Muskegon   7 Reviews
Native Michigander - 3/14/2021
Nice to visit if you are coming for Michigan splendor but, for the love of anything dear, do not to live here!!! This place is noisy. The people are exceedingly rude... Read More

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If you are looking for great beaches, winter sport - 11/21/2011
If you like 4 seasons, don't mind snow and cold, love beaches and lake life, like to live near an area that promotes festivals, this may just be for... Read More

Muskegon Suffering - 3/25/2009
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


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ZIP CODES IN MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN
49442 49440

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