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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Muskegon County is located in Michigan with a population of 172,707. Living in Muskegon County offers residents a suburban feel and 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
172,707

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Muskegon County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
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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
    15%
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
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Muskegon County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,077
National
$55,322

Muskegon County Reviews

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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!
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Muskegon county is a good place over all, but there are a few things that could be fixed. The roads are a little rundown and trashed and there could be more safety. There are many times a year where I feel unsafe and if there is a way to fix that I feel like Muskegon county would be a more popular and more friendly place. Also, to make this place more popular there should be more things to do around town besides going out to eat at a restaurant and bowling, maybe there could be more variety added.
Muskegon is a great not only to visit but to stay. There are beautiful lakes and lush forests, as well as a busy downtown area for those who love the city life. Muskegon has great tourist places, like Michigan's Adventure, and lots of nice residential places too!