RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Norway, Michigan

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MI
Communities

















Welcome to Norway ...

The city of Norway is located in the central region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Norway is located in Dickinson County<1>.

The location of Norway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norway has a population of 2,740 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Norway.

The community of Norway is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Norway lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Norway (for example, toward Escanaba), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Norway is located in the (906) area code.

The ZIP code for Norway: 49870<5>

Websites for Norway ...

Official Website: www.norwaymi.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norway had an population of 2,740 people. This is a decrease of 3.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norway had a population of 2,845 people (which is 10.87% of the total population of Dickinson County). This makes Norway the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Norway represents 0.03% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,845 people, the population of Norway decreased 3.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,959 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Norway.

Communities Also Named Norway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Norway - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Manitoba, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Norway.

Communities near Norway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Norway.

  • Iron Mountain (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mountain
    • Iron Mountain lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Norway and is located in Dickinson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron Mountain<7>
  • Kingsford (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsford
    • Kingsford lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Norway and is located in Dickinson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,923 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsford<7>
  • Niagara (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
    • Niagara lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Norway and is located in Marinette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niagara have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
  • Loretto (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Aurora (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Norway and is located in Florence County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Pembine (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembine
    • Pembine lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Norway and is located in Marinette County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembine
  • Blom (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blom
    • Blom lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Norway and is located in Menominee County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blom
  • Foster City (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster City
    • Foster City lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Norway and is located in Dickinson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foster City<7>
  • Felch Mountain (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felch Mountain
    • Felch Mountain lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Norway and is located in Dickinson County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felch Mountain
  • Felch (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Norway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Norway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Norway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norway. See our Newspapers Page for Norway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norway ...

Looking for more information about Norway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Norway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Norway.

Adding Norway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Norway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Norway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Norway on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Norway on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Norway

Communities in Michigan

About Dickinson County

About Michigan

The official website for Norway: www.norwaymi.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Dickinson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norway.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Norway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Norway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8025, Longitude: -87.9148       In this case, the coordinates for Norway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022