Muskegon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 38,401 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Muskegon is the 36th largest community in Michigan.
Muskegon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Muskegon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Muskegon who work in sales jobs (10.49%), office and administrative support (10.40%), and food service (9.78%).
The rate of college-level education in Muskegon is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.07% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Muskegon in 2010 was $15,066, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,264 for a family of four. Muskegon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.84% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Muskegon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Muskegon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Muskegon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Muskegon include Irish, Dutch, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Muskegon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.