Norton, Virginia Population 2020

3,858
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Norton is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 3,858, it is the 71st largest city in Virginia and the 5511th largest city in the United States. Norton is currently declining at a rate of -1.41% annually and its population has decreased by -2.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,958 in 2010. Norton reached it's highest population of 5,013 in 1960. Spanning over 8 miles, Norton has a population density of 516 people per square mile.

The average household income in Norton is $44,829 with a poverty rate of 29.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $592 per month, and the median house value is $91,700. The median age in Norton is 37.3 years, 36.6 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.5 males.

Norton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Norton was:

  • White: 90.15%
  • Black or African American: 4.64%
  • Asian: 3.36%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Norton, Virginia is 3,858, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,968.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,958.

Norton, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,59790.15%
Black or African American1854.64%
Asian1343.36%
Two or More Races711.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.08%
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Norton Population Pyramid 2020

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Norton Median Age

37.3


Total

36.6


Male

37.9


Female

Norton Adults

There are 3,067 adults, (689 of whom are seniors) in Norton.

Norton Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Norton Sex Ratio

Female

2,198

55.09%

Male

1,792

44.91%

Norton Households and Families

Norton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.9%30.1%
All46.3%53.7%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Male34.5%65.5%
Female9.3%90.7%

46.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8192.1646.3
Non Family7711.1641.8
Married6412.9869.9
Female2682.829.3
Male1392.6534.5

2.84

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Norton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1394.92%
9th to 12th Grade40514.33%
High School Graduate69024.42%
Some College84830.01%
Associates Degree2669.41%
Bachelors Degree32011.32%
Graduate Degree1585.59%
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Norton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5562,113419
Black14869
Asian767653
Hispanic43246
Native American3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.74%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,500$38,291$22,440
Less Than High School$19,667$31,087$
High School Grad$24,286$48,250$16,328
Some College$24,875$26,250$24,300
Bachelors Degree$37,981$84,773$19,208
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,500

Average Earnings

$38,291

Average Male

$22,440

Average Female

Norton Language

Norton Language by Age

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Norton Language

96.11% of Norton residents speak only English, while 3.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Norton Poverty

Norton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,50797227.72%
Black1778648.59%
Multiple7171100.00%
Asian1342317.16%
Native33100.00%

29.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.49%

Male Poverty Rate

27.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norton is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norton is Asian, with 17.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.13%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.94%
High School21.79%
Bachelors or Greater14.68%
Some College13.87%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.62%
Female Unemployed42.74%
Male Employed12.46%
Female Employed9.90%

Norton Income

Norton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,071$44,829
Families$41,652$56,562
Married Families$59,263-
Non Families$19,203$27,737
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Norton Marital Status

Norton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Norton Married by Age and Sex

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Norton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Norton Marital Status by Race

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Norton Veterans

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244

Number of Veterans

244

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War96
Vietnam75
First Gulf War63
World War II12
Korea11
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Age Group Veterans
75+66
65 to 7455
35 to 5455
55 to 6435
18 to 3433
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Norton Veterans by Education

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12.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norton Employment Status

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.23%

Born in Virginia

97.24%

Native Born

2.76%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.24% of Norton residents were born in the United States, with 73.23% having been born in Virginia. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,858-55-1.41%
20193,913-55-1.39%
20183,968761.95%
20173,892-55-1.39%
20163,947-58-1.45%
20154,005-131-3.17%
20144,136360.88%
20134,100-24-0.58%
20124,124370.91%
20114,087741.84%
20104,0131090.28%
20003,904-343-0.84%
19904,247-510-1.13%
19804,7577561.75%
19704,001-1,012-2.23%
19605,0136981.51%
19504,3153090.75%
19404,0069292.67%
19303,07790.03%
19203,0680.00%