Quality of Life


In addition to an excellent business environment with supportive local governments, available industrial buildings and land, extensive infrastructure, abundant utility capacity, and a qualified workforce, the Muskegon area pairs an incredible quality of life with a low cost of living. Learn more about living, working, and playing in the Muskegon Lakeshore area from our partner, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. You can also the Muskegon area in-depth with Livability Muskegon Lakeshore Region Magazine.

The Cost of Living Index is (COLI) 87.6, compared to the State at 90.5, and the Nation at 100.

Population (2020) Labor Force (2020) Jobs (2020) Cost of Living
Muskegon County 173,939 77,115 66,874 87.6
State 10,001,306 4,877,814 4,770,266 90.5
Nation 330,354,682 160,072,527 166,243,585 100.0

Source: EMSI




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