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Laketon is a township in Muskegon County, in the Muskegon-Norton Shores metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Laketon. For links to other places called Laketon, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Laketon is 43.270N. The longitude is -86.316W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,363.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Laketon 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.
20% of Laketon residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laketon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laketon was $21,411, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Laketon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Laketon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $882.
Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laketon political report.
The average commute time for Laketon workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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