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Welcome to Norton ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Norton has a population of 3,936 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Norton was established in 1894.

Norton is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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 within the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norton had a population of 3,958 people (or 100% of the total population of Norton City). This makes Norton the county's most populous community.

The population of Norton represents 0.05% of the total 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 (that had a count of 3,904 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Norton had an population of 3,936 people. This is a decrease of 0.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Norton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Norton and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Fleming-Neon (KY)   [Map]   699   N   18 miles [29 km]
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,011   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Whitesburg (KY)   [Map]   1,914   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Appalachia   [Map]   1,590   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Stone Gap   [Map]   5,263   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clintwood   [Map]   1,327   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Norton.

Communities Also Named Norton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Norton: This one is located in Norton City 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norton. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Norton:

Websites for Norton ...

Official Website: www.nortonva.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Norton. 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, 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 Norton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9334, Longitude: -82.6290     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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