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Whitehall, Michigan

  •   State: 
    Muskegon County
      County FIPS: 
    43°24′36″N 86°20′55″W
      Area total: 
    3.80 sq mi (9.84 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.22 sq mi (8.33 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.58 sq mi (1.51 km²)
    607 ft (185 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Muskegon, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    904.54 residents per square mile of area (349.30/km²)
      Household income: 
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Whitehall is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,706 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the southwest corner of Whitehall Township. Montague is its neighbor. It is located on White Lake (actually the mouth of the White River) The town is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) from Lake Michigan. White Lake is now connected to Lake Michigan by a dredged canal. The White River is nearly twenty-four miles in length and passes through White Lake before emptying into Lake Michigan, where it is called White River. In 1675, Father Pere Marquette stopped in the area and learned that the Native Americans called the stream Wabish-Sippe, meaning the river with white clay in the water, which gave rise to the names of White River and White Lake. US 31 is a business loop through the downtowns of both Whitehall and Montague. Whitehall is located near the intersection of US 31 and I-75. The town's name is derived from the word "whitehall" which means "to float" or "to distribute" in English. It was named after Charles Mears, a noted lumber baron to the area, who platted the village in 1859. In 1862, it was renamed Whitehall. In 1867 it was incorporated as the Village ofWhitehall and later as a city. It has a population of 2,884.


White River runs between the cities of Whitehall and Montague. The White River is nearly twenty-four miles in length and passes through White Lake before emptying into Lake Michigan. In 1675, Father Pere Marquette stopped in the area and learned that the Native Americans called the stream Wabish-Sippe, meaning the river with white clay in the water, which gave rise to the names of White River and White Lake. White Lake is now connected to Lake Michigan by a dredged canal. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.79 square miles (9.82 km²) of which 3.12 sq miles (8.08 km²), is land and 0.67 sq mi (1.74km²) is water. The town is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) from Lake Michigan and has a population of 2,788. The city is located on the banks of the White River, which runs between Whitehall, Montague, and the city of White Lake, about 20 miles (32 km) to the north. The river runs through the town and empties into the White Lake area of Lake Michigan, where it is connected to the lake by a canal. The lake is one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, with a surface of more than three times the size of the City of New York. It is the only city in the state of Michigan that has a lake in its name.

Major highways

US 31 is a business loop through the downtowns of both Whitehall and Montague. US 31 is one of the busiest highways in the state. The US 31 Bus. connects Whitehall to Montague, and the US 31 Business Bus connects with Montague to Whitehall. The U.S. 31 Bus also connects with the US 30 Bus, which runs through Montague and Whitehall, and to the US 50 Bus, through Whitehall and Montague to the city of Montague and to the rest of the state of New Jersey. The bus stops in Montague are located on US 31 and US 50. The Bus stops in Whitehall are on US 50 and US 51. The buses stop on US 51 and US 52. TheBus stops on US 52 and US 53 are also on US 31 and US 52. The Bus stops on US 31 are located in the town of Whitehall as well as Montague as part of the Montague-Whitehall Business Bus. The town's only other major highway is US 50, which also runs through the town. The city's only major highway, US 51, is also on the US 41 Business Bus, which runs through Whitehall, and the town's main highway, US 51. The only major road through the city is US 31, which is also a business route. The towns' only major bus stop is US-41, which goes through the towns of White Hall and White Hall.


As of the census of 2010, there were 2,706 people, 1,153 households, and 678 families living in the city. There were 1,288 housing units at an average density of 412.8 per square mile (159.4/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.4% African American, 0.6% Native American,0.5% Asian and 0.1% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was2.89. The median income for a household in theCity was $37,641, and the median income. for a family was $50,944. The per capita income for the City was $18,544. About 9.2% of those under age 18 and 8.8% ofThose age 65 or over were below the poverty line. The city is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's West Virginia-Oklahoma border. It is located near the junction of the West Virginia Turnpike and the Mississippi River. It has a population of 2,884, with 1,165 households and 739 families as of the 2010 census. The 2010 census estimates the city's population to be 2,716, with a population density of 867.3 inhabitants per sq mile (334.9/km 2) The city has a median age of 42.9 years.

Culture and recreation

Whitehall is home to 3 Frank Lloyd Wright cottages and a house, built from 1897 to 1905. The Arts Council of White Lake has a 30-year history of providing high quality artistic support to the White Lake Community. The White River Lighthouse was built in 1875 by Captain William Robinson. The brick lighthouse is now a museum and features exhibits about the area's history related to the shipping and logging industries. On May 17, 1953, Mrs. Frances Johnson, the then-keeper of the lighthouse, was a contestant on the long-running TV panel show "What's My Line?". The White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival in Goodrich Park features more than 150 talented and creative artists, live entertainment, jump houses, and food-on Father's Day weekend. The city hosts a Christmas Parade from downtown Whitehall to downtown Montage in December. The Playhouse at White Lake is a 400-seat theater that puts on a season of theater running through the summer. It is located in the heart of the Whitehall area, just south of the town of Montague, in the center of Whitehall. The town is also home to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which puts on productions until they built their own on-site facility in 2006. Whitehall also hosts a Summer Concert Series and Artisan Market the first Saturday of every month that the Farmer's Market is open. It features over 30 events during the 1st week of August, including a beer tent and food vendors in local brewery Fetch Brewing Company.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan = 20.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Whitehall = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,909 individuals with a median age of 40.7 age the population grows by 2.31% in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 904.54 residents per square mile of area (349.30/km²). There are average 2.55 people per household in the 645 households with an average household income of $57,751 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 15.70% of the available work force and has dropped -8.06% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 8.18%. The number of physicians in Whitehall per 100,000 population = 179.3.


The annual rainfall in Whitehall = 32.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 79 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 163. 80 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 84.28%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $110,580 and home appreciation of -7.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,015 per student. There are 20.9 students for each teacher in the school, 1388 students for each Librarian and 813 students for each Counselor. 10.15% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.67% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.93% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Whitehall's population in Muskegon County, Michigan of 1,481 residents in 1900 has increased 1,96-fold to 2,909 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.34% female residents and 48.66% male residents live in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan are married and the remaining 35.39% are single population.

  • 22.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Whitehall require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.97% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.02% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.34% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.56% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan, 84.28% are owner-occupied homes, another 7.08% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.64% are vacant.

  • The 33.63% of the population in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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