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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Muskegon is a town in Michigan with a population of 38,189. Muskegon is in Muskegon County. Living in Muskegon offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Muskegon there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Muskegon and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Muskegon...
Population
38,189

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Muskegon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    440.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    102.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    842
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,215.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    445.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Muskegon

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,388
National
$55,322
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Muskegon Reviews

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Muskegon is a diamond in the rough. In past years it wasn't much, but it has been growing astronomically! The downtown area has so many events and businesses that truly focus on community and coming together. Local businesses chalets, farmers markets, flea markets, you name it. It is absolutely lovely.
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Moving here has been an amazing experience, I hope to be in this area for a long time to come. There are so many attractions available and night life in the town that it has became a truly remarkable experience. Definitely worth a visit, possibly even an extended stay. Come check it out! You will not regret it.
This is a great community with great people! This is a community that is perfect for families. It is not a very big city which is good for most people. This makes the environment a very friendly one. A lot of families have known each other for decades. There is a lot of pride and tradition here too. The local schools excel in academic excellence and their sports programs. This small city has beautiful scenery as well! Muskegon is home to many lakes and sits on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. With these many lakes come a variety of recreational activities. Though a small place, it has a lot to offer and has potential to be even bigger and better!