Norton County KS Information


Norton County Subdivisions

Norton County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,740
Population in Households 4,918
Population in Familes 3,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 822
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,209
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,376
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,595 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 614 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $70,446
Average Home Value $93,056


Median Household Income $39,433
Average Household Income $52,370
Per Capita Income $21,782
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% -0.08%
Households 0.34% -0.02%
Families 0.27% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Norton County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norton County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 38th
Population Density1 # 68 38th
Diversity Index2 # 58 46th
Median Household Income # 96 10th
Per Capita Income # 94 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.