Montague is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,361 at the 2010 census. The city is located within Montague Township, but is politically independent.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.27 square miles (8.47 km), of which 2.56 square miles (6.63 km) is land and 0.71 square miles (1.84 km) is water.
The city is at the southern end of the Hart-Montague Trail, a paved cycling and multiuse trail which attracts visitors during the warm months to Montague, Hart, and the small towns and businesses in between.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,361 people, 1,006 households, and 643 families residing in the city. The population density was 922.3 inhabitants per square mile (356.1/km). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 461.7 per square mile (178.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.6% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
There were 1,006 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,407 people, 990 households, and 667 families residing in the city. The population density is 905.1 per square mile (349.4/km²). There are 1,075 housing units at an average density of 404.3 per square mile (156.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.17% White, 0.37% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 990 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 28.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.97.
In the city, the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females, there are 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $40,677, and the median income for a family is $49,185. Males have a median income of $37,389 versus $25,282 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,238. 9.5% of the population and 6.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Montague Michigan neighborhoods include: Chase Road, Dicey St, Indian Hill to Michigua, Montague Whitehall, North West Lakeshore, Old Channel, Sylvan Beach and Friends, Webster/Robinhood