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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Muskegon Heights 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 49441 ZIP code.
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.
4% of Muskegon Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Muskegon Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.
Libraries in Muskegon Heights include Muskegon Heights Branch Library ... View libraries
Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muskegon Heights political report.
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.
Hotels in Muskegon Heights include Days Inn.
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