Norton Shores, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 24,501 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 11,958  (48.8%)
Females: 12,543  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49441.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,877 (it was $45,457 in 2000)
Norton Shores:

$58,877
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,908 (it was $22,713 in 2000)

Norton Shores city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,789 (it was $98,400 in 2000)
Norton Shores:

$139,789
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $155,237; detached houses: $167,059; townhouses or other attached units: $161,095; in 2-unit structures: $249,307; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,744; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $560,285; mobile homes: $25,053

Median gross rent in 2017: $866.

March 2019 cost of living index in Norton Shores: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.8%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.1% for American Indian residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Norton Shores, MI (2017)
    • 21,10086.7%White alone
    • 1,2185.0%Hispanic
    • 7693.2%Black alone
    • 5752.4%Two or more races
    • 4361.8%Asian alone
    • 1380.6%American Indian alone

Races in Norton Shores detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 80 registered sex offenders living in Norton Shores, Michigan as of December 15, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Norton Shores is 303 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Norton Shores by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(34.4)
5
(21.5)
10
(42.7)
7
(29.7)
8
(34.2)
8
(34.2)
9
(38.9)
3
(12.5)
10
(41.9)
10
(41.7)
8
(33.2)
6
(24.7)
10
(41.0)
11
(44.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(43.0)
5
(21.5)
17
(72.6)
11
(46.7)
6
(25.6)
8
(34.2)
6
(25.9)
13
(54.2)
11
(46.1)
7
(29.2)
9
(37.3)
12
(49.5)
8
(32.8)
4
(16.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(146.1)
25
(107.3)
25
(106.7)
41
(174.0)
25
(106.8)
25
(106.9)
34
(147.0)
23
(95.9)
31
(129.8)
25
(104.1)
24
(99.5)
25
(103.1)
24
(98.4)
21
(85.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
120
(515.7)
129
(553.5)
140
(597.8)
135
(572.8)
94
(401.6)
138
(590.0)
96
(415.1)
103
(429.6)
139
(582.0)
82
(341.6)
105
(435.5)
78
(321.6)
82
(336.0)
77
(313.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
989
(4,250)
854
(3,664)
842
(3,595)
790
(3,352)
677
(2,892)
684
(2,924)
609
(2,633)
637
(2,657)
657
(2,751)
584
(2,433)
641
(2,659)
602
(2,482)
564
(2,311)
600
(2,441)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(210.6)
30
(128.7)
48
(204.9)
33
(140.0)
23
(98.3)
25
(106.9)
18
(77.8)
19
(79.2)
22
(92.1)
25
(104.1)
24
(99.5)
15
(61.8)
27
(110.6)
18
(73.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
12
(51.6)
7
(30.0)
2
(8.5)
4
(17.0)
3
(12.8)
2
(8.6)
3
(13.0)
5
(20.9)
2
(8.4)
2
(8.3)
2
(8.3)
2
(8.2)
4
(16.4)
1
(4.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)279.5240.7279.3257.9208.0225.8217.6188.1231.4192.5202.5198.5195.3191.3

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City-data.com crime index in Norton Shores, MI

Crime rate in Norton Shores detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Dutch (12.8%), German (11.4%), American (7.4%), English (7.2%), Polish (6.7%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 612 feet

Land area: 23.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,054 people per square mile   (low).

Norton Shores, Michigan map

566 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,644 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,359 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (33.7 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (86.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (117.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Roosevelt Park, MI (1.3 miles ),
Muskegon Heights, MI (1.4 miles ),
Muskegon, MI (1.9 miles ),
North Muskegon, MI (2.3 miles ),
Fruitport, MI (2.5 miles ),
Ferrysburg, MI (2.6 miles ),
Spring Lake, MI (2.8 miles ),
Grand Haven, MI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 86.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,708 (-7.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,989 (24.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Distribution of median household income in Norton Shores, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Norton Shores, MI in 2017
Norton Shores satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 82 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $240,900
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2013: 54 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2014: 47 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2015: 51 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $273,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Norton Shores, MI residents
Average permit cost in Norton Shores, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Norton Shores, MI
Historical housing units in Norton Shores, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +764 (+3.5%).
Most common industries in Norton Shores, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Norton Shores, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)

Average climate in Norton Shores, Michigan

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Norton Shores, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Norton Shores-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norton Shores-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 337.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 282.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 321.4 miles away from Norton Shores center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Muskegon County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Norton Shores topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Norton Shores:

  • UNIFIED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • RENAL ADVANTAGE - WEST NORTON (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • HOMCARE INC. (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • HERITAGE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI)
  • ROOSEVELT PARK NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNIT (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • ROOSEVELT PARK NURSING CENTRE INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-KNOLLVIEW (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)

College/University in Norton Shores:

  • Nuvo College of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 57; Location: 4236 Grand Haven Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.nuvocollege.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norton Shores:

  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 6 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,293)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 6 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 24 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Hope College (about 28 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 34 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Cornerstone University (about 37 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Calvin College (about 38 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)

Private high school in Norton Shores:

  • WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 253, Location: 455 E ELLIS RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Norton Shores:

  • MUSKEGON MONTESSORI ACADEMY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHAN (Location: 2950 MCCRACKEN, Grades: PK-8, Charter school)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Norton Shores: Lake Fran Campground (A), Lakeshore Market Place (B), Oak Ridge Golf Club (C), Norton Shores Fire Department Station 1 (D), Norton Shores Fire Department Station 2 (E), Norton Shores Fire Department Station 4 (F), Norton Shores Public Library (G), Norton Shores Fire Department Station 3 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Airport Plaza Shopping Center (1), The Lakes Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Norton Shores include: Macedonia Baptist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Shore Line Christ Fellowship Church (C), New Life Community Church (D), Journey Community Church (E), Little Black Lake Baptist Church (F), Annunciation Eastern Orthodox Church (G), Mona Shores Baptist Church (H), Saint Francis de Sales Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Gregory's Episcopal Church Courtyard Cemetery (1), Norton Shores Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Black Lake (A), Mona Lake (B), Lake Lorraine (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Creek (A), Yonkers Drain (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Norton Shores include: Vanderplew Playground (1), Little Black Lake Park (2), Elk's Park (3), Lake Harbor Park (4), Hidden Cove Park (5), Garst Playground (6), Ross Lake Park (7), P J Hoffmaster State Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Muskegon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
134 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
11 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Norton Shores in 2000:

  • 113 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Norton Shores (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Norton Branch at 3580 Henry Street, branch established on 1968/03/27. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Independent Bank: Norton Shores Branch at 5969 Harvey Street, Suite 100, branch established on 2004/06/24. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Seminole Road Branch at 710 Seminole Road, branch established on 1978/04/05. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Norton Shores:

Marital status in Norton Shores, MI
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Norton Shores:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Norton Shores
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Norton Shores, MI (based on Muskegon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,063105
Mainline Protestant14,05149
Catholic13,68711
Black Protestant3,31411
Other2,46410
Orthodox3501
None120,259-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Muskegon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Muskegon County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Muskegon County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
This county:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 117
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Muskegon County:

10.8%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Muskegon County:

30.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Muskegon County:

13.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Norton Shores:

52.2%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Norton Shores:

28.9
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Norton Shores:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Norton Shores:

36.3%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Norton Shores:

57.5%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Norton Shores:

77.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Norton Shores, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29$150,625$62,3283$3,348
Firefighters 23$102,028$53,23224$16,339
Streets and Highways 14$58,441$50,09215$2,546
Water Supply 11$41,692$45,4821$1,045
Other and Unallocable 6$24,757$49,5141$1,796
Financial Administration 6$27,186$54,3720$0
Sewerage 5$18,106$43,4540$0
Solid Waste Management 4$22,319$66,9570$0
Other Government Administration 4$26,736$80,2080$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$7,432$44,5920$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,763$33,1560$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 105$482,085$55,09544$25,074

Norton Shores government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $6,704,000 ($273.62)
    Police Protection: $4,044,000 ($165.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,720,000 ($111.02)
    Regular Highways: $2,161,000 ($88.20)
    General - Other: $1,645,000 ($67.14)
    Financial Administration: $1,157,000 ($47.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $719,000 ($29.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $512,000 ($20.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $469,000 ($19.14)
    Central Staff Services: $400,000 ($16.33)
    General Public Buildings: $294,000 ($12.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $200,000 ($8.16)
    Libraries: $130,000 ($5.31)
    Transit Utilities: $29,000 ($1.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($0.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,594,000 ($269.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($0.41)

Norton Shores government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $9,472,000 ($386.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $198,000 ($8.08)
    Other: $14,000 ($0.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,424,000 ($58.12)
    General Revenue - Other: $320,000 ($13.06)
    Special Assessments: $219,000 ($8.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000 ($2.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,364,000 ($96.49)
    General Local Government Support: $1,906,000 ($77.79)
    Other: $610,000 ($24.90)
  • Tax - Property: $10,730,000 ($437.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $857,000 ($34.98)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.08)

Norton Shores government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,012,000 ($82.12)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,682,000 ($68.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,179,000 ($48.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000 ($38.57)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $330,000 ($13.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $234,000 ($9.55)

Norton Shores government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,522,000 ($878.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,682,000 ($68.65)

4.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  1.22% ($52,859 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.68% ($59,666)
from Oceana County, MI  0.32% ($43,150)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.04% ($49,258 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.72% ($36,370)
to Oceana County, MI  0.27% ($36,093)
Businesses in Norton Shores, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Burger King1Red Robin1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Discount Tire1Subway1
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Old Navy1Walgreens1

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.)
  • 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)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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.)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W215AS (90.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, 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.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W42CB (Channel 42; HESPERIA, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Norton Shores fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • $1,456,000Total costs
  • 713,888Total average daily traffic
  • 35,107Total average daily truck traffic
  • 349,275Total future (year 2010) average daily traffic
New bridges in Norton Shores, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 191950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Norton Shores, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Norton Shores)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 3920 Airline Rd (Lat: 43.256417 Lon: -86.212556), Call Sign: KNCE984, Licensee ID: L00037107,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: City Of Norton Shores, 1577 W Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441, Phone: (616) 780-2500
  • 1577 W Seminole Rd (Lat: 43.186417 Lon: -86.150889), Call Sign: KQD278, Licensee ID: L00037107,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: City Of Norton Shores, 1577 W Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441, Phone: (616) 780-2500
  • 115 Sinclair Dr (Lat: 43.163917 Lon: -86.235889), Call Sign: KQF363, Licensee ID: L00037107,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2003, Expiration Date: 06/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2004, Registrant: City Of Norton Shores, 1577 Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441, Phone: (616) 798-3682
  • 3920 Airline Rd (Lat: 43.180861 Lon: -86.217833), Call Sign: KTM757, Licensee ID: L00037107,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2000, Expiration Date: 05/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2004, Registrant: City Of Norton Shores, 1577 W Seminole, Norton Shores, MI 49441, Phone: (616) 780-2500
  • 115 Sinclair Dr (Lat: 43.163917 Lon: -86.235889), Call Sign: KYN254, Licensee ID: L00037107,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2003, Expiration Date: 06/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2004, Registrant: City Of Norton Shores, 1577 Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441, Phone: (616) 798-3682
  • Lat: 43.187083 Lon: -86.283111, Call Sign: WQCG480,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.400 MHz, 154.400 MHz, 154.430 MHz, 154.430 MHz, 154.430 MHz, 154.265 MHz, 154.265 MHz, 154.265 MHz, 155.925 MHz, 155.925 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 02/25/2005, Expiration Date: 02/25/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2015, Certifier: David J Purchase, Registrant: Airwaves Licensing, 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • 4237 Airline Rd (Lat: 43.175556 Lon: -86.212278), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPNI800,
    Assigned Frequencies: 788.000 MHz, 686.000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/1997, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2016, Registrant: Koerner & Olender, P.C., 7020 Richard Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817, Phone: (301) 468-3336, Fax: (301) 468-3343, Email:
  • Studio, 4237 Airline Drive (Lat: 43.175861 Lon: -86.212000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPUP262, Licensee ID: L02106427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 512.000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2002, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Fentress Kelley, Registrant: Wmkg-Tv, LLC, 4237 Airline Road, Norton Shores, MI 49441, Phone: (231) 733-4040, Fax: (231) 739-4329
  • NORTON SHORES, Lat: 43.197611 Lon: -86.274306, Call Sign: WQGQ538,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2017, Expiration Date: 03/23/2027, Certifier: David Geyer, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • NORTON (S), 6060 Norton Center Drive (Lat: 43.142083 Lon: -86.216972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQNU827, Licensee ID: L01628638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 06/02/2021, Certifier: Micah Galer, Registrant: Johnson Technology, Inc., 2034 Latimer Drive, Muskegon, MI 49442, Phone: (231) 777-2685, Fax: (231) 777-7125, Email:
  • New Lake Shore, 5447 Lake Harbor Rd. (Lat: 43.153222 Lon: -86.288500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 47.5 m, Overall height: 49.3 m, Call Sign: WQPQ898,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11115.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2012, Expiration Date: 07/24/2022, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2014, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MIGR03-4659, 1121 Seminole (Lat: 43.184333 Lon: -86.273222), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 34.1 m, Call Sign: WQQW804,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • TEK-MOLD, 2850 Lincoln Street (Lat: 43.201278 Lon: -86.301083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WQQW805,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17800.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Norton Shores)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Norton Shores)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED118$101,24694$132,032562$139,26316$26,50024$127,5003$95,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$114,2505$115,00065$143,7382$31,0002$81,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$89,00012$149,167165$137,72123$40,3915$55,6003$159,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$109,54510$152,80097$137,7422$8,5003$77,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$99,3336$155,50028$153,2140$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.00 , 0024.00, 0025.00, 0026.01, 0026.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$161,47411$167,3643$122,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$135,6676$142,8331$149,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$121,3334$194,0001$104,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$133,5002$200,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$122,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.00 , 0024.00, 0025.00, 0026.01, 0026.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Norton Shores, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Norton Shores, MI - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 85
  • Hazardous Condition: 136
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Norton Shores, MI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Norton Shores, MI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Norton Shores, MI
  • 95.0%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Norton Shores, MI
  • 85.2%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Norton Shores compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Norton Shores on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Iraq (population 500+)"
  • #75 (49441) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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