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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B
Muskegon County is located in Michigan with a population of 173,043. In Muskegon County, most residents own their homes. In Muskegon County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Muskegon County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Muskegon County are above average.
Population
173,043

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$747
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Muskegon County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    82
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    647
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,359.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Muskegon County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,329
National
$55,322

Muskegon County Reviews

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I have lived here all my life. I lived in North Muskegon area from birth through high school. I graduated from Reeths-Puffer High School and went to school in that district since preschool. The area is very nice and many of the people in the community were too. The school had people from all types of backgrounds coming from all over Muskegon County, from low income to high income. There was always opportunities as kids to be involved in extracurricular such as sports and the fine arts. I know other school districts in Muskegon do too. The Fraulenthal Theatre in downtown is a great place to see live shows and performances and many schools were able to do so there. The county is also full of beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan. Pere Marquette Park, Muskegon State Park, and Duck Lake State Park to name a few. The activities there were fun for people of all ages. Other lakes like Muskegon Lake offer great fishing as well. The whole county is working on becoming better as well.
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Muskegon county has beautiful beaches. Down town has some amazing historical buildings. City was getting pretty run down but you can see they're been making big changes and the city is getting better every day! The improvements are big and it's good to see the city investing in itself.
Muskegon County is very welcoming! We may be small but we are making great advances. Our slogan is Watch mUSkeGOn! The one thing I wish to improve is cleaner highways and beaches. But I know we are working on it! Even my school has yearly beach and highway cleanups. If anyone is visiting Muskegon, they will experience the loving, welcoming, and tight community we have!