Norton Shores has the 1292nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Norton Shores is part of the Muskegon metro area. Unemployment in the Muskegon area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Muskegon has the 275th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Norton Shores is below average at $40,280, and the median cost of a home in Norton Shores is $111,400, which is below the national average. 28% of workers in Norton Shores hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Norton Shores. 83% of Norton Shores workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Norton Shores spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.