Norton Shores is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 24,664 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Norton Shores is the 55th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Norton Shores is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norton Shores is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norton Shores who work in management occupations (12.02%), office and administrative support (11.45%), and sales jobs (10.10%).
In terms of college education, Norton Shores is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.00% of adults in Norton Shores have a college degree.
The per capita income in Norton Shores in 2018 was $33,147, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,588 for a family of four. However, Norton Shores contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Norton Shores home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norton Shores residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norton Shores include German, Dutch, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Norton Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.