Norton Shores Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Norton Shores?

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There are 24,467 residents in Norton Shores, with a median age of 42. Of this, 49.01% are males and 50.99% are females. US-born citizens make up 97.37% of the resident pool in Norton Shores, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.11%. Additionally, 0.51% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 21,271 people in Norton Shores currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 24,467 0.5%
Male Population 11,991 -1.5%
Female Population 12,476 2.4%
Male Population 49.01 %
Female Population 50.99 %
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42.1 -1.6%
Citizen US Born 23,824 0.9%
Citizen not US Born 517 5.7%
Not Citizen 126 -52.8%
Citizen US Born 97.37 %
Citizen not US Born 2.11 %
Not Citizen 0.51 %
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 36 -45.5%
Moved from Same Country 1,760 12.0%
Moved from Same State 911 13.6%
Moved from Different State 300 18.1%
Same House as Last Year 21,271 -0.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.15 %
Moved from Same Country 7.25 %
Moved from Same State 3.75 %
Moved from Different State 1.24 %
Same House as Last Year 87.61 %

What are the employment statistics in Norton Shores?

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White-collar workers make up 75.56% of the working population in Norton Shores, while blue-collar employees account for 24.44%. There are also 755 entrepreneurs in Norton Shores (6.24% of the workforce); 8,796 workers employed in private companies (72.73%); and 1,247 people working in governmental institutions (10.31%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 9,138 3.0%
Blue Collar 2,956 -5.7%
White Collar 75.56 %
Blue Collar 24.44 %
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 755 -9.2%
Private Companies 8,796 -1.2%
Governmental Workers 1,247 5.5%
Not for Profit Companies 1,296 18.9%
Self Employees 6.24 %
Private Companies 72.73 %
Governmental Workers 10.31 %
Not for Profit Companies 10.72 %

How many households are there in Norton Shores?

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There are a total of 9,901 households in Norton Shores, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 66.93% of these Norton Shores households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.07%. Additionally, 28.39% of households have children and 71.61% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 9,901 -0.3%
Average People Per Household 2 0.8%
Family Households 6,627 0.8%
Non-family Households 3,274 -2.4%
Family Households 66.93 %
Non-family Households 33.07 %
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,811 3.4%
Households without Children 7,090 -1.7%
Households with Children 28.39 %
Households without Children 71.61 %

What are the median and average incomes in Norton Shores?

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The average annual household income in Norton Shores is $81,156, while the median household income sits at $63,805 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $66,702, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $77,449. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $51,316 and $48,132, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $81,156 3.8%
Median Household Income $63,805 7.8%
People below Poverty Level 2,391 -14.8%
People above Poverty Level 21,789 2.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Norton Shores?

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There are 10,802 housing units in Norton Shores, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1973. Of the 9,901 occupied housing units in Norton Shores, 81.06% are owner-occupied, while 18.94% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 62.56% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $145,400. In general, housing costs reach $917 per month in Norton Shores.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 10,802 -0.7%
Median Year Built 1973 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 304 -32.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,114 8.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,918 -2.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,648 -1.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,459 12.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,010 -8.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,493 -6.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,565 2.1%
Built in 2010 or Later 291 26.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 9,901 -0.3%
Owner Occupied 8,026 0.1%
Renter Occupied 1,875 -2.0%
Owner Occupied 81.06 %
Renter Occupied 18.94 %
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 5,021 2.7%
Without Mortgage 3,005 -3.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $145,400 6.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $129,000 16.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $917 5.4%
With Mortgage 62.56 %
Without Mortgage 37.44 %

What is the level of education in Norton Shores?

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Approximately 30.64% of the population in Norton Shores holds a high school degree (that's 5,814 residents), while 25.58% have attained a college certificate (6,343 locals) and 20.28% have a bachelor's degree (3,849 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 258 -28.7%
Some High School 5,814 -0.7%
Some College 6,343 0.6%
Associate Degree 2,408 2.0%
Bachelor's Degree 3,849 10.1%
Graduate Degree 1,793 -2.1%
No High School 1.36 %
Some High School 30.64 %
Some College 25.58 %
Associate Degree 12.69 %
Bachelor's Degree 20.28 %
Graduate Degree %

What is the marital status of Norton Shores residents?

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A total of 5,423 people in Norton Shores have never been married (which represents 27.15% of the total population), while 10,700 of them are wedded (53.57%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 119 (0.6%) and 2,524 (12.64%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 5,423 -1.1%
Married 10,700 -1.2%
Separated 119 52.6%
Widowed 1,326 1.1%
Divorced 2,524 3.5%
Never Married 27.15 %
Married 53.57 %
Separated 0.6 %
Widowed 6.64 %
Divorced 12.64 %

What are the most common means of transportation in Norton Shores?

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The top three means of transportation people in Norton Shores use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 11,404 residents commute by car, 107 prefer going to work by walking and 30 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 11,404 0.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 25 -30.6%
Bicycle 30 3.5%
Motorcycle 6 20.0%
Walk 107 -4.5%

What is the median and average Household income in Norton Shores by Zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
49441 35,365 15,121 $52,612.00 $70,452.00
49444 29,684 10,038 $40,833.00 $57,156.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 49441 49444

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