Income/capita 50%
Household income 51%
Unemployment 75%
Income per capita$14,878$27,549$29,829
Median household income$27,359$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,982$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,943$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$20,778$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$16,755$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate8.2%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level37.4%16.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Muskegon is 50% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Muskegon is 51% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Muskegon is 75% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Muskegon is 147% higher than the national average

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      Muskegon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.1%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector28.4%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.0%14.8%
      Public administration2.9%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%0.8%
      Education, health & social services12.5%37.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Twin Lake, MI1,818$64,64317%
      Ferrysburg, MI2,979$64,19616%
      North Muskegon, MI3,785$58,3005%
      Spring Lake, MI2,424$52,8245%
      Norton Shores, MI24,091$52,2835%
      Muskegon, MI38,086$27,35951%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westerville, OH38,089$85,23054%
      The Acreage, FL38,103$81,53947%
      Lake Oswego, OR38,065$89,97963%
      Northglenn, CO38,128$59,1887%
      Wheeling, IL38,008$60,3689%
      Muskegon, MI38,086$27,35951%
      Source: The Muskegon, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).