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Norton, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Norton had a population of 2,752 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norton: Billingsville.

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Norton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,752
Daytime Population: Workers 1,803
Daytime Population: Residents 1,219
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 2,667
Population in Familes 2,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 1,429
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $33,940
Average Household Income $51,093
Per Capita Income $22,682


Total Housing Units 1,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 845 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $70,609
Average Home Value $92,139


Total Households 1,209
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 721
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.85% -0.56%
Households -0.89% -0.6%
Families -0.78% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2017 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 # 97 86th
Population Density # 127 81st
Diversity Index # 355 47th
Median Household Income # 653 3rd
Per Capita Income # 551 18th

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