Norton, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Norton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Norton had a population of 4,000 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norton: Princes Flats, Prince's Flats.

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


Total Population 4,000
Population in Households 3,932
Population in Familes 2,955
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 535
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $35,166
Average Household Income $50,524
Per Capita Income $22,463


Total Housing Units 1,945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 846 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 918 (47.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $92,052
Average Home Value $126,832


Total Households 1,764
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 990
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 0.13% -0.45%
Households 0.1% -0.48%
Families -0.11% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 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 # 210 65th
Population Density # 362 39th
Diversity Index # 418 30th
Median Household Income # 522 12th
Per Capita Income # 433 27th

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