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 office and administrative support (14.22%), sales jobs (11.08%), and management occupations (10.70%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Norton Shores is worth considering.

In terms of college education, Norton Shores is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.65% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norton Shores in 2010 was $28,231, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,924 for a family of four. However, Norton Shores contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norton Shores is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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.