For population 25 years and over in Norton:
For population 15 years and over in Norton city:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $883 (1.6%)
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 ).
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Latitude: 39.83 N, Longitude: 99.89 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Pheasant Capital of Kansas
Area code: 785
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Crime rate in Norton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-1.6%).
Work and jobs in Norton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Norton, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 13.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Norton (based on Norton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.30%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
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Norton government finances in 2006(per resident):
6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,878 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,965 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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:
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