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Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Location of Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Location of Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°12′04″N 86°14′20″W / 43.20111°N 86.23889°W / 43.20111; -86.23889
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
Area
 • Total 3.19 sq mi (8.25 km2)
 • Land 3.19 sq mi (8.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
623 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,856
 • Estimate 
(2019)
10,736
 • Density 3,370.80/sq mi (1,301.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49444
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-56360
GNIS feature ID 0633165

Muskegon Heights is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10,856 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.19 square miles (8.26 km2), all land.

The city is surrounded on the north by Muskegon and on the south by Norton Shores, with a small area of unincorporated Muskegon Township on the east side. Roosevelt Park is a very short distance to the west.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,012
1910 1,690 67.0%
1920 9,514 463.0%
1930 15,584 63.8%
1940 16,047 3.0%
1950 18,828 17.3%
1960 19,552 3.8%
1970 17,304 −11.5%
1980 14,611 −15.6%
1990 13,176 −9.8%
2000 12,049 −8.6%
2010 10,856 −9.9%
2019 (est.) 10,736 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,856 people, 3,996 households, and 2,682 families living in the city. The population density was 3,403.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,313.9/km2). There were 4,842 housing units at an average density of 1,517.9 per square mile (586.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 16.0% White, 78.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 3,996 households, of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 20.2% were married couples living together, 40.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 30.3 years. 32.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

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