Muskegon Heights, MI
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Muskegon Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,796 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Muskegon Heights is the 104th largest community in Michigan.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Muskegon Heights is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.93% of the Muskegon Heights workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Muskegon Heights is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Muskegon Heights who work in sales jobs (11.06%), healthcare suport services (10.58%), and food service (8.30%).

The citizens of Muskegon Heights have a very low rate of college education: just 6.05% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Muskegon Heights in 2010 was $11,619, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,476 for a family of four. Muskegon Heights also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.19% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Muskegon Heights is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Muskegon Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Muskegon Heights residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Muskegon Heights include Irish, English, Polish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Muskegon Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.