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Norway, Michigan

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The location of Norway

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.

The location of Norway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Norway has a population of 2,758 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Norway is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 within the (906) area code.

The ZIP code for Norway: 49870<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Norway had an population of 2,758 people. This is a decrease of 3.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.79% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Norway ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Norway and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Iron Mountain   [Map]   7,363   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kingsford   [Map]   4,981   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Aurora (WI)   [Map]   100   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beecher (WI)   [Map]   705   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Commonwealth (WI)   [Map]   396   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dunbar (WI)   [Map]   618   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norway. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norway.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Norway:

Websites for Norway ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Michigan

About Dickinson County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Norway:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norway.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norway

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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