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Norton is an independent city.

The community was named for Eckstein Norton, railroad president

The latitude of Norton is 36.933N. The longitude is -82.629W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,136 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,909.


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Median household income
Local
$22,788
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Norton demographic reports
The city, which is surrounded by Wise County, assumed independent city status in 1954. The move resulted from residents' desire to wield more control over their local school system
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Dock Boggs Memorial Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Best Friends Festival - June 9-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Norton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Flag Rock Recreation Area

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Norton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norton was $16,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Norton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Norton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $699.


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Newspapers in Norton include Coalfield Progress

TV stations in Norton include WSBN.

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Norton City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norton political report.

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The average commute time for Norton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Norton include Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Super 8.

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Norton, VA

Pros: kinda picturesque setting in the mountains...

Cons: norton is located off the "main" roads and in the mountains so it feels disconnected from the main stream...

This is a good place to raise a family.

General info: coal drives this area of virginia...

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