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Overview

Introduction to Norton, Massachusetts

Norton, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 6 miles NW of Taunton, Massachusetts and 27 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Boston area.

Norton History

The first modern inhabitants of Norton settled in the area in 1669. Since the region was located at the northern border of Taunton, it was initially called North Taunton. The town was incorporated in March 1710, when its name was changed to Norton.

Norton and nearby Attractions

  • Camp Finburg
  • Camp Read
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Winnecunnet Pond
  • Norton Reservoir

Things To Do In Norton

Lake Winnecunnett is a popular spot for recreation. The town also has a forest where the legendary King Philip’s Cave is located, which is a popular haunt for tourists. The town has five schools whose playgrounds and gyms are used for recreational, athletic and cultural activities.

Norton Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Norton Higher Education

Wheaton College offers higher education in this area.

People

Total Population 19,362
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 10,300
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $50,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,781
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,993
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,154
Median House Value $312,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0.6%
English 13.9%
Irish 34.5%

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

Norton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 02766
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.977
Longitude -71.187

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 TAUNTON
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chartley (02712)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attleboro 43,953 $81,250
Easton 23,583 $116,161
Foxborough 5,326 $75,282
Mansfield 23,482 $110,338
North Attleborough 28,863 $101,930
Raynham 13,600 $98,700

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

Norton Public Libraries

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Norton Public Library
68 E. MAIN STREET
Norton, Massachusetts
(508) 285-0265

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Norton High Schools

NORTON HIGH
66 WEST MAIN STREET
508-285-0160
Serves 679 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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