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Welcome to Norton ...

Norton is located in Bristol County<1>.

The location of Norton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norton has a population of 19,965 people<3> (see below for details).

Norton was settled in 1669 and was incorporated in 1711.

Norton is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Norton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Norton: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Norton: 02766<6>

Websites for Norton ...

Official Website: www.nortonma.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norton had an population of 19,965 people. This is an increase of 4.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norton had a population of 19,031 people. This makes Norton the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Norton represents 0.29% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,031 people, the population of Norton increased 5.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,036 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Norton.

Adding Norton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Norton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Norton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Norton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Norton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Norton - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Georgia (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (3), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Oregon, South Carolina, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Norton.

Communities near Norton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Norton.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Norton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Norton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Norton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Norton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Norton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Norton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Norton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Norton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Norton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Norton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Norton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Norton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Norton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norton. See our Newspapers Page for Norton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norton ...

Looking for more information about Norton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Norton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Norton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Norton: www.nortonma.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Bristol, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Norton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Norton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NortonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9668, Longitude: -71.1870       In this case, the coordinates for Norton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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