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Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,105. It is the county seat of Muskegon County6.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.7 km² (18.0 mi²). 37.2 km² (14.4 mi²) of it is land and 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 20.37% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 40,105 people, 14,569 households, and 8,537 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,079.1/km² (2,794.5/mi²). There are 15,999 housing units at an average density of 430.5/km² (1,114.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 60.61% White, 31.67% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.69% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. 6.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 14,569 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% are married couples living together, 20.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.13. In the city the population is spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 110.3 males. The median income for a household in the city is $27,929, and the median income for a family is $32,640. Males have a median income of $29,114 versus $22,197 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,283. 20.5% of the population and 16.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.6% are under the age of 18 and 14.3% are 65 or older.