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Dalton is a township in Muskegon County, in the Muskegon-Norton Shores metro area.
The township was named for Peter Dalton, the first postmaster.
The latitude of Dalton is 43.331N. The longitude is -86.221W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,047.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dalton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muskegon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49445 ZIP code.
19% of Dalton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dalton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dalton was $18,036, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Dalton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dalton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $417. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.
Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dalton political report.
The average commute time for Dalton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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