Norton, Kansas

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Norton, Kansas

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High Points

Norton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Norton Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Norton Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 8% Norton Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Norton Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Norton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Norton, Kansas

Comparing Norton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Norton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 183 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 202 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Norton
Standard Zip Codes 67654
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.833
Longitude -99.891

Norton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 93 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches
Station HILL CITY 1 E
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 37 to 71 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
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Norton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,012 100%
Male 1,439 47.8%
Female 1,573 52.2%
Under 18 737 24.5%
18+ 2,275 75.5%
65+ 742 24.6%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.86
White 2,949 97.9%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 10 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.4%
Other 19 0.6%
Mixed Race 20 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 2%

Estimated Norton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,806
Growth -206
Growth % -6.8%

Norton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.2%
English 13.1%
US/American 9.7%
Irish 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Swedish 3.2%
Dutch 2.3%
Czechoslovakian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Polish 1.9%
Czech 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Italian 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Greek 1.2%
Danish 0.9%
British 0.9%
French Canadian 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Norton 3,012 $36,179
Almena 469 $33,958
Lenora 306 $39,250
Logan 603 $35,769
Long Island 155 $32,321
Norcatur 169 $29,792
Prairie View 141 $36,250

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Norton High Schools (2004)

Serves 241 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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