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Norton Shores is a city in Muskegon County, in the Muskegon-Norton Shores metro area.
The community was named for Col. Amos Norton, a Canadian patriot
The latitude of Norton Shores is 43.168N. The longitude is -86.263W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,193.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Norton Shores demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muskegon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49441 ZIP code.
20% of Norton Shores residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norton Shores ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norton Shores was $22,713, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Norton Shores residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Norton Shores, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $887.
Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norton Shores political report.
The average commute time for Norton Shores workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Norton Shores between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Norton Shores include Fairfield Inn by Marriott.
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