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The location of Norton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>


The city of Norton was established in 1894.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norton has a population of 3,983 people<2> (see below for details).

Norton is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Norton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Norton is located in the (276) area code.

Websites for Norton ...

Official Website: www.nortonva.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norton had an population of 3,983 people. This is an increase of 0.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norton had a population of 3,958 people.

The population of Norton represents 0.05% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,958 people, the population of Norton increased 1.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,904 people).

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

Communities Also Named Norton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Norton: This one is located in and the other is located in Wise County.

Beyond Virginia, 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, Massachusetts, 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, 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.

  • Big Stone Gap
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Wise
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Jenkins
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins is located in Letcher County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkins <4>
  • Coeburn
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Whitesburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
    • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <4>
  • Appalachia
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Clintwood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Pound
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Saint Paul
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
    • Saint Paul is located in Wise County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 847 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul <4>
  • Lynch
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch
    • Lynch is located in Harlan County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 630 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynch <4>

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. Our list includes 13 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Norton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Norton.

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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