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Overview

Introduction to Norton, Ohio

Norton, Ohio, in Summit county, is 7 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 32 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is in the Akron area. 

Norton History

The area was originally occupied by an Indian tribe called Eries. The first white explorer who discovered this area was the famous Frenchman, DeSalle. Following his positive reports, the French government laid claim to this area. It was followed by many decades of skirmishes between the French and the Indians and later between the French and the British. The British emerged victorious in the end. Norton was originally a part of Wolf Creek Township which was established in 1816. It became an independent township in 1818.

Norton and Nearby Attractions

  • Columbia Woods Park
  • Akron Zoo
  • Lake Dorothy
  • Loyal Oak Golf Course
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame

Things To Do In Norton

The city has a number of parks which have playgrounds, picnic areas, soccer fields, baseball fields and basketball courts. The parks are suitable for family gatherings and individual recreation. Golf can be played at the excellent courses in the neighboring areas.

Norton Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation.

Norton Higher Education

Higher education is available at the University of Akron, Stark State College of Technology and Kent State University.

People

Total Population 12,054
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,935
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,585
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,103

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,330
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $941
Median House Value $130,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44203
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.029
Longitude -81.638

Norton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AKRON
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station OBERLIN
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Norton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barb (44203)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Akron 198,329 $44,034
Barberton 26,340 $46,177
Clinton 1,160 $64,318
Doylestown 3,064 $62,893
Fairlawn 7,429 $81,705

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Norton High Schools

NORTON HIGH SCHOOL
4108 CLEVELAND MASSILLON RD
330-825-7300
Serves 835 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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