Norton Shores, MI
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Norton Shores is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 24,208 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Norton Shores is the 55th largest community in Michigan.

Norton Shores is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (13.10%), office and administrative support (12.91%), and management occupations (10.10%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Norton Shores has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Norton Shores a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of people in Norton Shores who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.55% of adults in Norton Shores have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norton Shores in 2010 was $28,255, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,020 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 Dutch, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Norton Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.