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Muskegon is a township in Muskegon County, in the Muskegon-Norton Shores metro area. [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 43.260N. The longitude is -86.183W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,737.
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20% of Muskegon residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $16,623, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Muskegon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Muskegon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $765.
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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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