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Muskegon is a city in Muskegon County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "swamp"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Muskegon. For links to other places called Muskegon, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Muskegon is 43.234N. The longitude is -86.248W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,825.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Muskegon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muskegon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49440 ZIP code.
14% of Muskegon residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muskegon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muskegon was $14,283, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Muskegon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Muskegon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $637.
Libraries in Muskegon include Egelston Branch Library, Hackley Public Library, Norton Shores Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Muskegon include Muskegon Chronicle
TV stations in Muskegon include WTLJ.
Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muskegon political report.
The average commute time for Muskegon workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muskegon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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