Community Data & Information

Use the tabs of the counties below to find demographic data for your community! 

ALICE Report: 

In a collaborative effort, United Ways in several states (and more on the way) are changing the way we think about financial needs in their state and across the country.

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, each state’s ALICE Report presents a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and municipal level. What we found was startling – the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. United For ALICE is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

Click Here For The Digital ALICE Report

Click Here For Muskegon ALICE Report Snapshot

Community Health Assessment: 

A community health assessment (sometimes called a CHA), also known as community health needs assessment (sometimes called a CHNA), refers to a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. Community health assessments use such principles as

  • Multisector collaborations that support shared ownership of all phases of community health improvement, including assessment, planning, investment, implementation, and evaluation
  • Proactive, broad, and diverse community engagement to improve results
  • A definition of community that encompasses both a significant enough area to allow for population-wide interventions and measurable results, and includes a targeted focus to address disparities among subpopulations
  • Maximum transparency to improve community engagement and accountability
  • Use of evidence-based interventions and encouragement of innovative practices with thorough evaluation
  • Evaluation to inform a continuous improvement process
  • Use of the highest quality data pooled from, and shared among, diverse public and private sources

Download the Muskegon CHNA 2021 Report Here!

Kids Count Data: 

KIDS COUNT® is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.

Visit the Kids Count Data Website

Download the Kids Count 2020 Muskegon Report

Muskegon County - Livability Lab:

The Muskegon Livability Framework summarizes the community’s goals related to creating a system that ensures livability for all Muskegon County residents. The Livability Elements (in blue) represent what people need to thrive and prosper in Muskegon County. The Community Conditions (in orange) represent what needs to be in place across the county to promote the Livability Elements and achieve the Vision. Download the Framework below to access clickable links to explore the elements, conditions, and root causes in depth.

Visit the Livability Lab Wesite

Download the Livability Framework

Download the Social Connection Report

Download the Safety & Security Report

Download the Education Report

Download the Economic Report

Download the Health Report

Talent 25: 

Talent 2025 is a catalyst working to ensure an ongoing supply of world-class talent for West Michigan. Composed of over 100 CEOs from the region, Talent 2025 illuminates gaps, evaluates leading practices, and advocates for the implementation of those leading practices to make West Michigan a top 20 employment region by the year 2025. Talent 2025 serves 13 counties in West Michigan, embracing the industries, businesses, and educational institutions of each county. We convene stakeholders from each of these sectors and facilitate an efficient collaboration that integrates resources, streamlines processes, and leverages energies to address the talent demand needs of each sector.

Click Here To View Monitor Dashboards & Targets

West MI Regional Development Commission:

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving 120 local governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. WMSRDC is proud to support so many important programs in West Michigan. Part of our mission is to promote regional cooperation in the area, and the programs we support exemplify that promise.

View Project Pages Here!

ALICE Report: 

In a collaborative effort, United Ways in several states (and more on the way) are changing the way we think about financial needs in their state and across the country.

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, each state’s ALICE Report presents a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and municipal level. What we found was startling – the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. United For ALICE is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

Click Here For The Digital ALICE Report

Click Here for the Newaygo County ALICE Snapshot

Community Health Assessment: 

A community health assessment (sometimes called a CHA), also known as community health needs assessment (sometimes called a CHNA), refers to a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. Community health assessments use such principles as

  • Multisector collaborations that support shared ownership of all phases of community health improvement, including assessment, planning, investment, implementation, and evaluation
  • Proactive, broad, and diverse community engagement to improve results
  • A definition of community that encompasses both a significant enough area to allow for population-wide interventions and measurable results, and includes a targeted focus to address disparities among subpopulations
  • Maximum transparency to improve community engagement and accountability
  • Use of evidence-based interventions and encouragement of innovative practices with a thorough evaluation
  • Evaluation to inform a continuous improvement process
  • Use of the highest quality data pooled from, and shared among, diverse public and private sources

Click Here to View Department of Health District 10's Webpage

Click Here to View Newaygo's CHNA At A Glance

Kids Count Data: 

KIDS COUNT® is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.

Visit the Kids Count Data Website

Download the 2021 Kids Count Report for Newaygo County

Talent 25: 

Talent 2025 is a catalyst working to ensure an ongoing supply of world-class talent for West Michigan. Composed of over 100 CEOs from the region, Talent 2025 illuminates gaps, evaluates leading practices, and advocates for the implementation of those leading practices to make West Michigan a top 20 employment region by the year 2025. Talent 2025 serves 13 counties in West Michigan, embracing the industries, businesses, and educational institutions of each county. We convene stakeholders from each of these sectors and facilitate an efficient collaboration that integrates resources, streamlines processes, and leverages energies to address the talent demand needs of each sector.

Click Here To View Monitor Dashboards & Targets

West MI Regional Development Commission:

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving 120 local governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. WMSRDC is proud to support so many important programs in West Michigan. Part of our mission is to promote regional cooperation in the area, and the programs we support exemplify that promise.

View Project Pages Here!

ALICE Report: 

In a collaborative effort, United Ways in several states (and more on the way) are changing the way we think about financial needs in their state and across the country.

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, each state’s ALICE Report presents a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and municipal level. What we found was startling – the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. United For ALICE is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

Click Here For The Digital ALICE Report

Click Here to View Oceana ALICE Snapshot

Community Health Assessment: 

A community health assessment (sometimes called a CHA), also known as community health needs assessment (sometimes called a CHNA), refers to a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. Community health assessments use such principles as

  • Multisector collaborations that support shared ownership of all phases of community health improvement, including assessment, planning, investment, implementation, and evaluation
  • Proactive, broad, and diverse community engagement to improve results
  • A definition of community that encompasses both a significant enough area to allow for population-wide interventions and measurable results, and includes a targeted focus to address disparities among subpopulations
  • Maximum transparency to improve community engagement and accountability
  • Use of evidence-based interventions and encouragement of innovative practices with a thorough evaluation
  • Evaluation to inform a continuous improvement process
  • Use of the highest quality data pooled from, and shared among, diverse public and private sources

Click Here to View Department of Health District 10's Webpage

Download the CHNA At A Glance for Oceana 

Kids Count Data: 

KIDS COUNT® is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.

Visit the Kids Count Data Website

Download the 2021 Kids Count Data for Oceana County

Talent 25: 

Talent 2025 is a catalyst working to ensure an ongoing supply of world-class talent for West Michigan. Composed of over 100 CEOs from the region, Talent 2025 illuminates gaps, evaluates leading practices, and advocates for the implementation of those leading practices to make West Michigan a top 20 employment region by the year 2025. Talent 2025 serves 13 counties in West Michigan, embracing the industries, businesses, and educational institutions of each county. We convene stakeholders from each of these sectors and facilitate an efficient collaboration that integrates resources, streamlines processes, and leverages energies to address the talent demand needs of each sector.

Click Here To View Monitor Dashboards & Targets

West MI Regional Development Commission:

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving 120 local governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. WMSRDC is proud to support so many important programs in West Michigan. Part of our mission is to promote regional cooperation in the area, and the programs we support exemplify that promise.

View Project Pages Here!