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Population in 2012: 2,871 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 

Males: 1,329  (46.3%)
Females: 1,542  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67654.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,801 (it was $30,339 in 2000)
Norton:

$30,801
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,045

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,395 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Norton:

$62,395
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,086; Detached houses: $68,086

Median gross rent in 2012: $474.

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  • White alone - 2,758 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 98 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Norton: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.1%), English (11.1%), Irish (8.5%), Dutch (4.7%), French (4.7%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2300 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,493 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Norton:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norton city:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Norton, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Norton to the number of sex offenders is 410 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $971 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $881 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (182.5 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (516.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Almena, KS (3.2 miles ), Edmond, KS (3.8 miles) , Norcatur, KS (4.0 miles) , Lenora, KS (4.1 miles ), Clayton, KS (4.1 miles) , Prairie View, KS (4.1 miles) , Long Island, KS (4.5 miles) , Logan, KS (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $86,800
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

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Latitude: 39.83 N, Longitude: 99.89 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Pheasant Capital of Kansas

Area code: 785

Norton household income distribution Norton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Norton by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0002110102
per 100,000 0.00.00.070.836.737.90.037.80.068.4
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2011111122
per 100,000 65.70.034.535.436.737.938.337.867.968.4
Burglaries 1841161112124411
per 100,000 591.7137.3379.4212.3403.5454.2459.1151.3135.7376.3
Thefts 1481012252236243546
per 100,000 460.2274.5344.9424.6917.1832.71377.2908.11187.61573.7
Auto thefts 80002422103
per 100,000 263.00.00.00.073.4151.476.575.7339.3102.6
Arson 0000004000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0153.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.4) 94.420.747.495.9107.9115.5101.491.298.1166.6

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Crime rate in Norton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Kansas average:

2.68

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Norton, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-1.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Norton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Norton city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the city center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from Norton center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.4 miles away from Norton center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norton County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: K. Gary Sebelius - Judge, Larry Zierlein - Football coach, Nick Allen - Major League Baseball catcher, Peggy Mast - Politician, Bob Randall (baseball) - Baseball player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Norton:

  • PRN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 801 N NORTON AVE)
  • DSNWK GRANT HOME (Hospital, 602 N GRANT AVENUE)
  • NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 102 E HOLME STREET)
  • ANDBE HOME, INC (Nursing Home, 201 W CRANE ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Norton, KS

Airports located in Norton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norton:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 73 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 74 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 109 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 162 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 182 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Kansas State University (about 183 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 185 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Norton:

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Library in Norton:

  • NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $164,017; Location: 1 WASHINGTON SQUARE; 121,336 books; 1,264 audio materials; 2,083 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 44 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Norton: Elmwood Park Speedway (A), Norton County Equine Facility (B), Norton Municipal Power Plant (C), Norton Police Department (D), Norton County Sheriff's Office (E), Kansas Department of Transportation District Three Office (F), Norton County Courthouse (G), Valley Hope Association Treatment Center (H), Norton County Rural Fire District 2 (I), Norton City Volunteer Fire Department (J), Norton County Sheriff's Office Jail (K), Norton County Emergency Medical Services (L), Norton County Health Department (M), Norton County Historical Society and Museum (N), Norton City Hall (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Norton include: Norton Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), First Church of God (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Community Full Gospel Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Immanuel Lutheran Church (F), Norton Christian Church (G), Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (H), Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Norton County Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Po Box 303), Norton County Commerce & Industry (109 South State Street), Norton Travel & Tourism (104 South State Street).

Hotels: Brooks Motel (Highway 36 & 283), R & M Motel (309 East Holme Street), Snyders 36 Motel (302 East Holme Street), Snyder's 36 Motel (302 East Holme Street), Rose Of Sharon (603 E Main St), HIllcrest Motel (W Highway 36 606 West Holme Street).

Courts: Norton-City - Municipal Court- Community Room (301 East Washington Street), Norton-County - Clerk Of District Court (105 North Kansas Avenue), Norton-County - Court Trustee (105 South Norton Avenue).

 
Norton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Norton that have no violations reported:

  • PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Norton, KS

People in group quarters in Norton in 2010:

  • 75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Norton in 2000:

  • 75 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Norton compared to Kansas state average:

Norton, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Norton (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank & Trust Company: at 201 East Main Street, branch established on 1887/05/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.6 mil, Deposits: $47.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Norton Corporation
  • The Bank: Norton Branch at 314 West Holme, branch established on 1990/01/16. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $201.9 mil, Deposits: $175.9 mil, headquarters in Oberlin, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Decatur Investment, Inc.
  • Almena State Bank: Norton Branch at 202 East Washington, branch established on 1995/01/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $23.8 mil, Deposits: $21.9 mil, headquarters in Almena, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The First State Bank: at 105 West Main Street, branch established on 1902/04/21. Info updated 2007/02/28: Bank assets: $299.5 mil, Deposits: $211.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Norton Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Norton travel time to work - commute


Norton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Norton city (based on Norton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.30%
Here59.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents33.2%24.9%21.2%4.1%3.9%
Congregations5.6%11.1%27.8%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)American Baptist Churches in the USAWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents3.8%2.1%1.8%1.7%3.5%
Congregations11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Norton County:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Norton County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norton County:

28.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$6,527$26,1080$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,289$67,7347$1,467
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$2,331
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,401$38,8021$866
Firefighters 0$0 17$938
Streets and Highways 4$11,367$34,1010$0
Health 0$0 1$550
Solid Waste Management 3$6,686$26,7440$0
Sewerage 2$6,726$40,3560$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,061$33,1830$0
Water Supply 3$7,988$31,9520$0
Electric Power 8$22,815$34,2231$1,264
Totals for Government 35$103,860$35,60931$7,416

Norton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,519,000 ($877.39)
    General - Other: $511,000 ($177.99)
    Water Utilities: $361,000 ($125.74)
    Police Protection: $327,000 ($113.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000 ($88.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000 ($66.53)
    Regular Highways: $190,000 ($66.18)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($40.75)
    Central Staff Services: $111,000 ($38.66)
    Libraries: $95,000 ($33.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($10.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $10,000 ($3.48)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($9.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $196,000 ($68.27)
    Electric Utilities: $78,000 ($27.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($16.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($14.63)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($9.06)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($5.57)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($5.22)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($2.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,003,000 ($697.67)

Norton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $242,000 ($84.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $198,000 ($68.97)
    Air Transportation: $36,000 ($12.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($7.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($2.79)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($8.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $322,000 ($112.16)
    Interest Earnings: $102,000 ($35.53)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($15.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000 ($8.01)
    Rents: $15,000 ($5.22)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($2.09)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,802,000 ($975.97)
    Water Utilities: $447,000 ($155.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($29.26)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($4.88)
  • Tax - Property: $677,000 ($235.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $343,000 ($119.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $198,000 ($68.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000 ($5.57)
    NEC: $3,000 ($1.04)

Norton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,329,000 ($1507.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,222,000 ($1470.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($37.27)

Norton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,632,000 ($568.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,000 ($3.83)

6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Phillips County, KS  0.56% ($26,818 average AGI)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ellis County, KS  0.70% ($18,714 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.50% ($61,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Norton:

  • KQNK (1530 AM; 1 kW; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norton:

  • KQNK-FM (106.7 FM; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K218CD (91.5 FM; NORTON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Norton:

  • K39BS (Channel 39; NORTON, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Norton, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

Norton fatal accident list:

Mar 8, 2004 05:54 PM, Us-36, Jones St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 12, 1998 02:00 PM, Us-36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 27, 1996 11:00 PM, North, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 17, 1988 03:35 AM, Nwabash, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 29, 1980 05:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $433,000
Total average daily traffic: 600
Total average daily truck traffic: 80
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 600

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Norton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Norton, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Norton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Norton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Norton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Norton, KS

Most common first names in Norton, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4383.9 years
John4180.1 years
William3478.3 years
Charles2879.0 years
George2777.9 years
Robert2674.7 years
Ruth2286.6 years
Harold1974.8 years
Helen1983.5 years
Arthur1783.2 years
Most common last names in Norton, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2379.1 years
Davis1976.3 years
Miller1676.9 years
Johnson1578.0 years
Jones1480.2 years
Campbell1478.1 years
Brooks1381.2 years
Nelson1377.7 years
Jackson1284.5 years
Brown1276.0 years
Businesses in Norton, KS
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Sleep Inn1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

Norton on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006"
  • #95 (67654) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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