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Muskegon Heights is a city in Muskegon County, in the Muskegon-Norton Shores metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "swamp"

The latitude of Muskegon Heights is 43.201N. The longitude is -86.238W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,817.


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Median household income
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$21,778
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Muskegon Heights demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 256. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 21.5 per 1,000 people.

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4% of Muskegon Heights residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muskegon Heights ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muskegon Heights was $12,456, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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4% of Muskegon Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Muskegon Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.


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Libraries in Muskegon Heights include Muskegon Heights Branch Library ... View libraries

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Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muskegon Heights political report.

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The average commute time for Muskegon Heights workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muskegon Heights between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Muskegon Heights include Days Inn.

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