Norton, VA Population

Population: 3,904. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,677 (-5.8% change)
Males: 1,757 (45.0%), Females: 2,147 (55.0%)

Zip code: 24273

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $22,788
Median house value: $62,800

Races in Norton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.9%)
  • Black (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (22.3%), Irish (10.8%), English (9.3%), German (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Dutch (1.5%).

Elevation: 2141 feet

Land area: 7.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Norton

  • High school or higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norton city

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -346 (-8.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Norton:

  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (100 15TH ST NW)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (THIRD STREET NE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Norton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Norton:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 36 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 99 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 104 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Norton:

  • LONESOME PINE (about 9 miles; WISE, VA; Abbreviation: LNP)
  • HAWKINS COUNTY (about 38 miles; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RVN)
  • GRUNDY MUNI (about 41 miles; GRUNDY, VA; Abbreviation: GDY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norton:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 83 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 90 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)

Schools

Public high school in Norton:

  • J. I. BURTON HIGH (Students: 243; Location: 109 11TH ST; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Norton:

  • NORTON ELEM. (Students: 472; Location: 205 E PARK AVE; Grades: PK – 07)