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"Pheasant Capital of Kansas"
Norton is a city in Norton County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Norton County, which was named for Orloff Norton, Kansas cavalry officer killed in 1865
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Norton. For links to other places called Norton, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Norton is 39.833N. The longitude is -99.891W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,313 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,901.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Norton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67654 ZIP code.
36% of Norton residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $16,438, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Norton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Norton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.
Libraries in Norton include Norton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Norton include Norton Telegram
Norton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norton political report.
The average commute time for Norton workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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