The City of Norton Shores had a population of 24,596 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Norton Shores is located at latitude 43.1689 and longitude -86.2639 in Muskegon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norton Shores encompass a land area of 23.24 sq. miles and a water area of 1.38 sq. miles. Muskegon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.
The City of Norton Shores (GNIS ID: 1626819) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
|Total Population||24,596 (100%)|
|Population in Households||24,470 (99.5%)|
|Population in Families||19,597 (79.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||126 ( 0.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$59,699|
|Average Household Income||$85,464|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$35,795|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||11,177 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,512 (76.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,787 (16.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||878 ( 7.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$152,472|
|Average Home Value||$192,211|
|Housing Affordability Index3||176|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.94%|
|Per Capita Income||1.98%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.31%|
The table below compares Norton Shores to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 50||93rd|
|Population Density||# 304||56th|
|Median Household Income||# 193||72nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 154||22nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 113||84th|
|Diversity Index||# 189||73rd|
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