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Norton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Norton had a population of 3,991 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Norton is located at latitude 36.9315 and longitude -82.626 in Norton (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Norton (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,136 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Norton are located in Norton (city) County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wise County.

The City of Norton (GNIS ID: 1498434) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. 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: Princes Flats, Prince's Flats.

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


Total Population 3,991
Daytime Population: Workers 2,426
Daytime Population: Residents 2,443
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 3,923
Population in Familes 2,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 534
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $35,593
Average Household Income $51,283
Per Capita Income $22,798


Total Housing Units 1,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 881 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 879 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $90,414
Average Home Value $129,398


Total Households 1,760
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 990
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 0.11% -0.32%
Households 0.08% -0.35%
Families -0.12% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Norton, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norton to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 209 65th
Population Density # 368 38th
Diversity Index # 412 31st
Median Household Income # 513 14th
Per Capita Income # 403 32nd

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