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Encyclopedia > Muskegon County, Michigan
Muskegon County, Michigan
Map
Map of Michigan highlighting Muskegon County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1859
Seat Muskegon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,780 km² (1,459 mi²)
1,319 km² (509 mi²)
2,461 km² (950 mi²), 65.11%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

170,200
129/km² 
Website: www.co.muskegon.mi.us

Muskegon County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 170,200, with the 2006 census estimate putting the county at a population of 175,231. The county seat is Muskegon6. The county is the sole county in the Muskegon-Norton Shores Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland Combined Statistical Area. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MI.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michigan ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,780 km² (1,459 mi²). 1,319 km² (509 mi²) of it is land and 2,461 km² (950 mi²) of it (65.11%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Geographic Features

White Lake is the name of several lakes in the U.S. state of Michigan: The largest is in Muskegon County, Michigan formed by the White River (Michigan). ... The White River is located in Newaygo, Oceana and Muskegon counties, in west central lower Michigan. ... Muskegon Lake is a 4,149 acre fresh-water lake in Muskegon County, Michigan, USA. Located in the lower peninsula at the mouth of the Muskegon River, Muskegon Lake forms a 12-square mile broad harbor along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan, approximately 2. ... The Muskegon River is a river in the western portion of the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Adjacent counties

Oceana County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Newaygo County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Kent County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ottawa County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 170,200 people, 63,330 households, and 44,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 129/km² (334/mi²). There were 68,556 housing units at an average density of 52/km² (135/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.25% White, 14.20% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 95.9% spoke English and 2.6% Spanish as their first language. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 63,330 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% were married couples living together, 13.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,008, and the median income for a family was $45,710. Males had a median income of $35,952 versus $25,430 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,967. About 8.80% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships. Vital records are records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... In local government in the United States, a county commission is a group of elected officials charged with adminstering the county government. ...


Muskegon County elected officials

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Major Highways

  • I-96
  • M-46
  • M-120
  • Muskegon County Road B-15
  • Muskegon County Road B-23
  • Muskegon County Road B-72
  • Muskegon County Road B-86
  • US 31

Interstate 96 (abbreviated I-96) is an intrastate Interstate highway that is entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... M-46 is an east-west highway between Muskegon and Port Sanilac, reaching Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. ... M-120 from Hesperia to Muskegon, was commissioned in 1969, and was originally part of M-20 until that road was relocated to New Era and US 31. ... Michigan County Highway B-72 (B-72) makes its course in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ...

Cities, villages, and townships

Casnovia Township is a township located in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Blue Lake Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Casnovia Township is a township located in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Cedar Creek Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Dalton Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Egelston Township is a civil township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fruitland Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Fruitport Charter Township is a charter township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fruitport is a village in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Holton Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Laketon Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Lakewood Club is a village located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Montague Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Montague is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... // HeadlineInsert non-formatted text hereMedia:Example. ... Muskegon Heights is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Muskegon Township is a charter township of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... North Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Norton Shores is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Ravenna Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Ravenna is a village located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Roosevelt Park is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Sullivan Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan in the United States. ... Twin Lake is an unincorporated community located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Wabaningo is a small unincorporated community of Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... White River Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Whitehall Township is a township located in Muskegon County, Michigan, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,648. ... Whitehall is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Wolf Lake is an unincorporated community located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

External links

Coordinates: 43°17′N 86°27′W / 43.29, -86.45 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Muskegon, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (763 words)
Muskegon Summer Celebration (late June/early July), is a ten-day festival, held during the July 4th holiday every year, that brings national music acts of all backgrounds to the shore of Muskegon Lake at Heritage Landing.
The mansions are operated with the Muskegon County Museum, which details the grand, rich history of Muskegon County, from the Pottawatomi and Ottawa Native American tribes and lakeside fur traders to the Lumber Queen of the World to today.
Michigan's Adventure, the largest amusement park in the state, is located in Muskegon County, a few miles north of the city of Muskegon.
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