Norton, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Norton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Norton had a population of 2,952 as of July 1, 2015. Norton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Norton is located at latitude 39.8364 and longitude -99.8916 in Norton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Norton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,313 feet.

The City of Norton (GNIS ID: 485631) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norton: Billingsville.

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Norton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,952
Population in Households 2,867
Population in Familes 2,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 1,533
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,309
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 789
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 893 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 416 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $73,204
Average Home Value $96,188


Median Household Income $40,200
Average Household Income $50,499
Per Capita Income $22,464
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.03%
Households 0.28% 0.06%
Families 0.64% 0.08%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 94 86th
Population Density1 # 109 84th
Diversity Index2 # 352 48th
Median Household Income # 506 25th
Per Capita Income # 430 36th

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