Norton Shores, MI

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Population

24,234

0.594% growth

Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$53,797

2.9% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

11,893

1.56% growth

Median Property Value

$116,900

2.45% growth

About

In 2017, Norton Shores, MI had a population of 24.2k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $53,797. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norton Shores, MI grew from 24,091 to 24,234, a 0.594% increase and its median household income grew from $52,283 to $53,797, a 2.9% increase.

The population of Norton Shores, MI is 87.2% White Alone, 4.99% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.06% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Norton Shores, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norton Shores, MI are Nuvo College of Cosmetology (33 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Norton Shores, MI is $116,900, and the homeownership rate is 81.2%. Most people in Norton Shores, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Norton Shores, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Norton Shores, MI employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Norton Shores, MI are Manufacturing (2,634 people), Retail Trade (1,395 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,390 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($58,024), Wholesale Trade ($52,202), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,098).

Median household income in Norton Shores, MI is $53,797. Males in Norton Shores, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Norton Shores, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,797

2017 value

± $4,703

2.9%

1 Year Growth

± 9.49%

Households in Norton Shores, MI have a median annual income of $53,797, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,283 in 2016, which represents a 2.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norton Shores, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 25

  2. Census Tract 23

  3. Census Tract 26.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norton Shores, MI was Census Tract 25 with a value of $66,566, followed by Census Tract 23 and Census Tract 26.02, with respective values of $52,392 and $49,827.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norton Shores, MI (2.68k out of 24.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,345 ± 362

  2. Hispanic

    456 ± 201

  3. Two Or More

    129 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norton Shores, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.9k

2017 Value

± 742

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 8.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norton Shores, MI grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 11.7k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norton Shores, MI, are Management Occupations (1,607 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,445 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,383 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norton Shores, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norton Shores, MI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,607 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,445 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,383 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norton Shores, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.41 times), and Management Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norton Shores, MI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,700), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($71,346), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,726).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.9k

2017 Value

± 742

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 8.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norton Shores, MI grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 11.7k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norton Shores, MI, are Manufacturing (2,634 people), Retail Trade (1,395 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,390 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norton Shores, MI, though some of these residents may live in Norton Shores, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Norton Shores, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,634 people), Retail Trade (1,395 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,390 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norton Shores, MI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (8.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.19 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norton Shores, MI, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($58,024), Wholesale Trade ($52,202), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,098).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.4% of the population of Norton Shores, MI has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.756% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Norton Shores, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Norton Shores, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.64%

Uninsured

51.2%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.756%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norton Shores, MI declined by 12.4% from 5.3% to 4.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norton Shores, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Norton Shores, MI is home to a population of 24.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.8% of Norton Shores, MI residents were born outside of the country (678 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Norton Shores, MI is composed of 21.1k White Alone residents (87.2%), 1.21k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.99%), 742 Two or More Races residents (3.06%), 663 Black or African American Alone residents (2.74%), 334 Asian Alone residents (1.38%), 148 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.611%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norton Shores, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norton Shores, MI was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Norton Shores, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Norton Shores, MI residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

678 people

2.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

509 people

As of 2017, 2.8% of Norton Shores, MI residents (678 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norton Shores, MI was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Norton Shores, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norton Shores, MI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.1k ± 601

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.21k ± 449

  3. Two or More Races

    742 ± 266

In 2017, there were 17.5 times more White Alone residents (21.1k people) in Norton Shores, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Hispanic or Latino and 742 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Norton Shores, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Norton Shores, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Norton Shores, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Norton Shores, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    577 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    305 ± 129

  3. Korea

    254 ± 96

Norton Shores, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Norton Shores, MI awarded 33 degrees. The student population of Norton Shores, MI is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 94 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norton Shores, MI are White (16 and 48.5%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 27.3%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 12.1%), and Two or More Races (2 and 6.06%).

The largest universities in Norton Shores, MI by number of degrees awarded are Nuvo College of Cosmetology (33 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Norton Shores, MI are General Cosmetology (31 and 93.9%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (1 and 3.03%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 3.03%).

The median tuition costs in Norton Shores, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Norton Shores, MI was General Cosmetology with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Norton Shores, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

33 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Norton Shores, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nuvo College of Cosmetology with 33 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2

Degrees Awarded to Men

31

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norton Shores, MI, which is 0.0645 times less than the 31 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norton Shores, MI were to White students. These 16 degrees mean that there were 1.78 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norton Shores, MI was $116,900 in 2017, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,100 to $116,900, a 2.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Norton Shores, MI is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norton Shores, MI have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norton Shores, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,797

Median Household Income

± $4,703

10k

Number of Households

± 653

In 2017, the median household income of the 10k households in Norton Shores, MI grew to $53,797 from the previous year's value of $52,283.

The following chart displays the households in Norton Shores, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$116,900

2017 Median

± $5,282

$114,100

2016 Median

± $5,917

In 2017, the median property value in Norton Shores, MI grew to to $116,900 from the previous year's value of $114,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norton Shores, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norton Shores, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Norton Shores, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norton Shores, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

81.2%

2017 Homeownership

81.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.2% of the housing units in Norton Shores, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Norton Shores, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norton Shores, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norton Shores, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norton Shores, MI have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Norton Shores, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.11%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norton Shores, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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