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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,409
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+10,510
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.1%
Median Earnings25+$51,861
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$109,437
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,148
Median House Value$319,600

Ancestry

Irish32.6%
Italian16.7%
English12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.1%
German7.8%
French Except Basque7.3%
Portuguese6.3%
Canadian4.8%
Polish4.2%
Scottish2.6%
Swedish2.4%
Arab2.1%
Greek2.1%
Russian1.8%
Lebanese1.7%
Lithuanian1.4%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.3%
US/American0.3%
Czech0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Norton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2766
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.96
Approximate Longitude-71.18

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)

StationTAUNTON
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attleboro44,121$86,361
Easton23,770$115,691
Foxborough5,491$76,369
Mansfield23,615$118,220
North Attleborough28,945$104,210
Raynham13,699$100,833

Norton Public Libraries

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

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Norton Public Schools

Henri A. Yelle
64 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0190
Middle
Total Enrollment 382
J C Solmonese
315 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0120
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
L G Nourse Elementary
38 Plain Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0110
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Norton High
66 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0160
High
Total Enrollment 731
Norton Middle
215 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0140
Middle
Total Enrollment 621

Norton Private Schools

New Testament Christian School
1 New Taunton Ave
ZIP: 2766
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 116
Rainbow Kids Learning Center
366 Old Colony Rd
ZIP: 2766
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
The Children's Studio Ltd
184 W Main St Unit 5
ZIP: 2766
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
The Pinecroft School
33 Pine St
ZIP: 2766
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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