Norton, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Norton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Norton had a population of 2,859 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norton: Billingsville.

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Norton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,859
Population in Households 2,774
Population in Familes 2,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 1,485
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,378
Per Capita Income $21,781


Total Housing Units 1,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 982 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $72,421
Average Home Value $90,870


Total Households 1,245
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 743
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.56%
Households -0.43% -0.65%
Families -0.32% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

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, 2018 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 # 96 86th
Population Density # 112 83rd
Diversity Index # 383 43rd
Median Household Income # 652 3rd
Per Capita Income # 570 15th

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