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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,044
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+5,996
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,141
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,046

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,740
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23%
Median Gross Rent$923
Median House Value$131,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Irish11.5%
English9.4%
Italian6.8%
Polish3.5%
Slovak3.2%
Hungarian3.2%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish1.6%
Serbian1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Slovene0.9%
Czech0.6%
German0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Finnish0.2%
African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Norton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Summit County
Standard Zip Codes44203
Phone Area Codes234
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.01
Approximate Longitude-81.6

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)

StationAKRON
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationOBERLIN
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Akron198,508$45,018
Barberton26,266$47,015
Clinton1,229$65,536
Doylestown3,089$64,031
Fairlawn7,477$80,104
Wadsworth22,578$80,057

Norton Public Schools

L.e.a.d. Academy
3895 Eastern Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 207-5890
L.e.a.r.n. Academy
3895 Eastern Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 207-5890
Norton Cornerstone Elementary School
4138 Cleveland Massillon Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 825-3828
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Norton High School
4108 Cleveland Massillon Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 825-7300
High
Total Enrollment 806
Norton Middle/intermediate School
3390 Cleveland Massillon Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 825-5607
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Norton Primary Elementary School
3163 Greenwich Rd
ZIP: 44203
(330) 825-5133
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
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