Muskegon demographics profile

StatisticMuskegonMichiganNational
Population38,0869,909,600318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,69310191
Median age35.339.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%41%43%
Speak English96%91%79%
Speak Spanish3%3%13%
Muskegon, MI has a population of 38,086 and is the 1,092nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,693 per sq mi which is 2570% higher than the Michigan average and 2872% higher than the national average. The median age in Muskegon is 35 which is approximately 11% lower than the Michigan average of 40. In Muskegon, 37% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 82% of Muskegon residents were born in Michigan, 16% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Muskegon is 2570% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in Muskegon is 11% lower than Michigan.
  • In Muskegon 59.56% of the population is White.
  • In Muskegon 31.66% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Muskegon 0.22% of the population is Asian.

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Muskegon population breakdown by race

RaceMuskegonMichiganNational
White59.56%78.89%73.35%
Black or African American31.66%13.89%12.63%
Asian0.22%2.79%5.22%
American Indian0.83%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race6.72%2.74%3.06%
Other race0.99%1.12%4.75%
In Muskegon, 7.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Muskegon, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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