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Population in 2012: 23,870 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.0%
 

Males: 11,313  (47.4%)
Females: 12,557  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49441.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,916 (it was $45,457 in 2000)
Norton Shores:

$49,916
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,448

Norton Shores city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,534 (it was $98,400 in 2000)
Norton Shores:

$116,534
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,211; Detached houses: $181,764; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,971; In 2-unit structures: $212,844; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,066; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,940; Mobile homes: $30,598

Median gross rent in 2012: $788.

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  • White alone - 21,503 (89.8%)
  • Hispanic - 848 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 708 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 527 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 342 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Norton Shores: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (19.1%), Dutch (12.5%), English (10.3%), Irish (9.4%), Polish (5.9%), French (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 612 feet

Land area: 23.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,027 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Norton Shores:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norton Shores city:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

696 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  2.9%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Norton Shores, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Norton Shores to the number of sex offenders is 2,170 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,425 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,988 (1.9%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 86.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,846 (-7.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,240 (21.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Norton Shores household income distribution Norton Shores home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Norton Shores by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.04.30.00.00.00.00.04.30.00.0
Rapes 876885107889310
per 100,000 34.330.926.334.634.421.542.729.734.234.238.912.541.9
Robberies 57111310517116861311
per 100,000 21.430.948.356.243.021.572.646.725.634.225.954.246.1
Assaults 45354132342525412525342331
per 100,000 193.0154.6180.0138.2146.1107.3106.7174.0106.8106.9147.095.9129.8
Burglaries 38591031021201291401359413896103139
per 100,000 163.0260.5452.1440.6515.7553.5597.8572.8401.6590.0415.1429.6582.0
Thefts 949940893870989854842790677684609637657
per 100,000 4070.74150.83919.93757.84250.53664.33595.13352.12892.22924.52633.32656.82750.8
Auto thefts 87507456493048332325181922
per 100,000 373.2220.8324.8241.9210.6128.7204.9140.098.3106.977.879.292.1
Arson 12541272432352
per 100,000 4.38.821.917.351.630.08.517.012.88.613.020.98.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 288.2278.1298.0284.1313.9250.8291.1268.8216.8235.3226.7196.1241.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Michigan average:

1.74

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Norton Shores, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Norton Shores-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Michigan state average. It is 7% 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 significantly below Michigan state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Muskegon County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Norton Shores, MI

Local government website: www.nortonshores.org

College/University in Norton Shores:

  • Nuvo College of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 64; 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: 4,104)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 6 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 24 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Hope College (about 29 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 34 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Calvin College (about 38 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Davenport University (about 44 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Norton Shores:

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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.1. This is about average.
City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.87
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 13.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Norton Shores, MI

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

Norton Shores compared to Michigan state average:

Norton Shores, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Norton Shores travel time to work - commute


Norton Shores mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.98%
Here35.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents33.5%9.1%7.1%6.6%5.4%
Congregations8.3%9.0%10.4%7.6%3.5%
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents4.6%4.6%4.0%2.9%22.1%
Congregations4.9%4.9%4.2%6.3%41.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 117
Muskegon County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
Michigan:

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

13.2%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$18,203$54,6090$0
Other Government Administration 7$34,502$59,1461$1,708
Police Protection - Officers 28$136,361$58,4400$0
Police - Other 2$5,170$31,0203$1,221
Firefighters 13$53,918$49,77021$20,734
Fire - Other 1$2,684$32,2080$0
Streets and Highways 14$52,540$45,03420$4,782
Sewerage 2$6,062$36,3720$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,375$44,25018$13,252
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$13,867$55,4681$803
Water Supply 10$35,040$42,0480$0
Local Libraries 1$3,029$36,3480$0
Other and Unallocable 7$25,898$44,3975$6,267
Totals for Government 94$394,649$50,38169$48,767

Norton Shores government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,836,000 ($118.81)
    Sewerage: $2,119,000 ($88.77)
    Water Utilities: $1,953,000 ($81.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,782,000 ($74.65)
    Fire Protection: $1,323,000 ($55.43)
    General - Other: $586,000 ($24.55)
    Financial Administration: $554,000 ($23.21)
    Central Staff Services: $545,000 ($22.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $462,000 ($19.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $446,000 ($18.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000 ($13.57)
    Health Services - Other: $192,000 ($8.04)
    General Public Buildings: $180,000 ($7.54)
    Libraries: $115,000 ($4.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $106,000 ($4.44)
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000 ($1.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($5.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $12,000 ($0.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $376,000 ($15.75)
    General - Other: $224,000 ($9.38)
    Police Protection: $197,000 ($8.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $117,000 ($4.90)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,994,000 ($209.22)

Norton Shores government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,123,000 ($88.94)
    All Other: $1,067,000 ($44.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $201,000 ($8.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $248,000 ($10.39)
    Highways: $29,000 ($1.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,057,000 ($44.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $291,000 ($12.19)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($0.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,434,000 ($101.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,169,000 ($90.87)
    Highways: $1,654,000 ($69.29)
  • Tax - Property: $5,119,000 ($214.45)
    NEC: $758,000 ($31.76)

Norton Shores government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,250,000 ($94.26)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,000,000 ($83.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $250,000 ($10.47)

Norton Shores government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,930,000 ($80.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,357,000 ($475.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($2.93)

4.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.05%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Muskegon County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  1.00% ($38,249 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.54% ($41,146)
from Oceana County, MI  0.28% ($30,661)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Muskegon County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.95% ($33,050 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.60% ($29,684)
to Oceana County, MI  0.30% ($31,388)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Norton Shores fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 102 meters (335ft)
Total costs: $561,000
Total average daily traffic: 466,685
Total average daily truck traffic: 21,673

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 14
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Norton Shores, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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, 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:

6
  • 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: 10/01/2013
    Registrant: R & L Media Systems, Inc., 135 N Country Club Dr, Hendersonville, TN 37075, Phone: (615) 826-0792, Email:
  • Studio, 4237 Airline Drive (Lat: 43.175861 Lon: -86.212000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPUP262, Licensee ID: L00315148
    Assigned Frequencies: 512.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/2002, Expiration Date: 10/01/2013, Certifier: Fentress Kelley
    Registrant: Kelley Enterprises Of Muskegon Inc, 4237 Airline Rd, Muskegon, 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: 03/23/2007, Expiration Date: 03/23/2017, Certifier: David Geyer
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, 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, 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, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, 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
    Grant Date: 03/18/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (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:

7 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 85
  • Hazardous Condition: 136
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Norton Shores


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Norton Shores, MI
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
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