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Population (year 2000): 22,527. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,479 (+4.2% change)
Males: 10,936 (48.5%), Females: 11,591 (51.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $45,457 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Norton Shores:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.7%), Dutch (14.4%), Irish (13.6%), English (11.5%), Swedish (8.7%), Polish (7.9%).

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Elevation: 612 feet

Land area: 23.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Norton Shores

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norton Shores city

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

2.6% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +764 (+3.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Wyoming, (42.8 miles pop. 69,368).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Milwaukee, (117.1 miles pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (134.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, MI (1.8 miles Roosevelt Heights, MI (2.1 miles Muskegon MI Muskegon, (3.5 miles Muskegon, MI (5.6 miles North MI (6.9 miles Ferrysburg, MI (7.6 miles Fruitport, Lake, MI (8.2 miles Spring Haven, MI Grand (8.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 101 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 1997: 92 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 1998: 118 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 127 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2000: 137 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2001: 166 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 96 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2003: 121 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2004: 115 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2005: 96 buildings, average cost: $197,800

Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 86.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.4%), Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -176 (-0.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,651 (25.3%)


 

Crime in Norton Shores by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4
Rapes 1 8 7 6 8 8
    per 100,000 4.4 35.5 31.1 26.6 35.5 35.5
Robberies 10 5 7 11 13 10
    per 100,000 44.4 22.2 31.1 48.8 57.7 44.4
Assaults 33 45 35 41 32 34
    per 100,000 146.5 199.8 155.4 182.0 142.1 150.9
Burglaries 126 38 59 103 102 120
    per 100,000 559.3 168.7 261.9 457.2 452.8 532.7
Thefts 854 949 940 893 870 989
    per 100,000 3791.0 4212.7 4172.8 3964.1 3862.0 4390.3
Auto thefts 103 87 50 74 56 49
    per 100,000 457.2 386.2 222.0 328.5 248.6 217.5
271.8 272.0 255.8 278.6 266.0 292.4


Average climate in Norton Shores, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Norton Shores-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the Norton Shores city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Norton Shores:
  • LIFECARE HOSPITALS OF WESTERN MICHIGAN (about 6 miles; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • NORTH OTTAWA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; GRAND HAVEN, MI)
  • HACKLEY HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MUSKEGON, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Norton Shores:
  • MUSKEGON COUNTY (about 2 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; ID: MKG)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 56 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 82 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Norton Shores:
  • FLYING-A-RANCH (about 12 miles; FRUITPORT, MI; ID: 39Z)
  • GRAND HAVEN MEML AIRPARK (about 12 miles; GRAND HAVEN, MI; ID: 3GM)
  • HAT FIELD (about 14 miles; NUNICA, MI; ID: 5N7)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $2,358 $28,296 0 $0
Local Libraries 1 $2,661 $31,932 0 $0
Streets and Highways 15 $46,151 $36,920 15 $3,007
Water Supply 10 $30,779 $36,934 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $12,181 $48,724 1 $505
Police Protection - Officers 29 $119,780 $49,564 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,541 $27,246 2 $768
Firefighters 13 $47,362 $43,718 16 $13,038
Sewerage 2 $5,325 $31,950 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $30,307 $51,954 1 $1,074
Financial Administration 4 $15,990 $47,970 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $6,478 $38,868 14 $8,334
Other and Unallocable 7 $22,749 $38,998 4 $3,941
Totals for Government 96 $346,661 $43,332 53 $30,666


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norton Shores:
  • MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,365)
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; FT enrollment: 15,124)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 47 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 8,593)
Public high school in Norton Shores:
  • MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,383; Location: 1121 W. SEMINOLE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Norton Shores:
  • MONA SHORES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,016; Location: 1700 WOODSIDE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 2951 LEON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROSS PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 121 W. RANDALL ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHURCHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 961 PORTER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)

Notable location: Pontaluna Country Club (A).

Cemetery: Norton Shores Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Mona Lake (A), Little Black Lake (B), Lake Lorraine (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Yonkers Drain (B).

Parks in Norton Shores include: Garst Playground (1), Mona Lake Park (2), P J Hoffmaster State Park (3), Vanderplew Playground (4).


Norton Shores compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Norton Shores:
  • WMHG (1600 AM; 5 kW; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • WGVS (850 AM; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMUS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGHN (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND HAVEN, MI; Owner: WGHN, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUBR (1490 AM; 1 kW; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norton Shores:
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; NORTH MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMRR (101.7 FM; MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W215AS (90.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGHN-FM (92.1 FM; GRAND HAVEN, MI; Owner: WGHN, INC.)
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
  • WUVS-LP (103.7 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: THE WEST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY HELP NETWORK)
  • WMMT-LP (106.1 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: MUSKEGON TRAINING & EDUCATION CENTER (M-TEC))

TV broadcast stations around Norton Shores:
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WMKG-LP (Channel 38; NORTON SHORES, MI; Owner: KELLEY ENTERPRISES)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)

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