United Way of the Lakeshore serves three contiguous counties in the West Michigan Lakeshore area - Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana. Each community has unique needs and resources but shares a collaborative spirit in working to improve lives in our shared region.
Muskegon County, located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, is home to 172,188 people (2010 US Census). Muskegon has 26 miles of beaches and dunes, 60 miles of wilderness trails for biking or hiking, Michigan's Adventure Amusement and Water Park, and hotels, dining and cultural arts for every taste and budget.
With 43% of our families earning less than the basic cost of living though, poverty is a key issue in Muskegon County, one we must address as a community in order to inspire change and build a thriving community. Data tells the story of needs in our community; use the links below to learn more.
Muskegon County Data Links: