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Regional Data

Located between Chicago and Detroit in western Michigan, Muskegon is part of a growing region of more than 1.3 million people.


Muskegon County at a Glance

Cost of Living in Muskegon County

Factor

Cost

Median Household Income (2012-2016)

$43,920

Sales Tax (State, no local sales tax)

6.00%

Cost of Living Index (U.S. Average = 100)

77.0

Median Home Value

$101,400

Median Monthly Gross Rental

$692

 

MI Dept of Technology, MGT, & Budget 2017

Metro Population:

173,408

Major Industries:

Aerospace & Defense, Technology

Gross Metro Product:

$6.3 B

Median Household Income:

$44,264

Average Annual Wage: $40,300
Median Home Price: $106,500
Unemployment: 5.40%
Labor Force 78,193
Employment 73,961
Job Growth (2016): -0.20%
Cost of Living:
90.5% (9.5% below national average)
Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 18.20%
Home Ownership: 74.10%
Net Migration (2016): 30
Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
Manufacturing Jobs 21% (2016)
Health & Education Jobs 18% (2016)
Retail Jobs 21% (2016)
Tourism Jobs 11% (2016)
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LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Muskegon County employers with 100 or more employees.

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2018 ECONOMIC FORECAST

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Taxes

In 2012, Michigan lawmakers overhauled the corporate tax structure and introduced the Michigan Corporate Income Tax (CIT). Key provisions of this reform were creating a flat 6% net income tax, elimination of the Gross Receipts Tax (GRT), and a broadened tax base by eliminating tax preferences.

State Tax Summary

Tax Rate

Corporate Income Tax       

6.00%

Personal Income Tax

4.25%

Michigan Property Tax (Industrial Businesses)

Cut by 65%

Michigan Property Taxes (Commercial Businesses)

Cut by 23%

General Sales Tax

6.00% 

Inventory Tax

0%

The West Michigan Regional Dashboard is a collaboration by nine West Michigan organizations to establish a common set of indicators by which to measure the region's overall growth and prosperity.

 

The dashboard is divided into three major categories: ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL. By selecting a single indicator within one of the three categories, you can further analyze that indicator, comparing it to regional, state, and national averages. GREEN indicators have improved year over year, while YELLOW or RED indicators reflect no change or a negative trend.  

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