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Demographics Analysis

The people of Norton County, Kansas give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Norton County, Kansas)

Male:

Under 5 years : 39

5 to 9 years : 180

10 to 14 years : 149

15 to 17 years : 121

18 and 19 years : 15

20 years : 12

21 years : 31

22 to 24 years : 88

25 to 29 years : 165

30 to 34 years : 429

35 to 39 years : 226

40 to 44 years : 292

45 to 49 years : 271

50 to 54 years : 224

55 to 59 years : 189

60 and 61 years : 50

62 to 64 years : 77

65 and 66 years : 45

67 to 69 years : 84

70 to 74 years : 61

75 to 79 years : 83

80 to 84 years : 136

85 years and over : 5

Female:

Under 5 years : 214

5 to 9 years : 172

10 to 14 years : 99

15 to 17 years : 98

18 and 19 years : 4

20 years : 1

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 25

25 to 29 years : 170

30 to 34 years : 129

35 to 39 years : 121

40 to 44 years : 186

45 to 49 years : 185

50 to 54 years : 175

55 to 59 years : 165

60 and 61 years : 72

62 to 64 years : 84

65 and 66 years : 17

67 to 69 years : 124

70 to 74 years : 77

75 to 79 years : 101

80 to 84 years : 63

85 years and over : 202


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Norton County, Kansas)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 2,710

Multiple ancestry : 1,959

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 54

Ancestry not reported : 733


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Norton County, Kansas)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 5,332

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 0

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 14

Not a U.S. citizen : 110


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Norton County, Kansas)

Total:

Under 5 years : 253

5 to 17 years : 819

18 to 24 years : 176

25 to 34 years : 893

35 to 44 years : 825

45 to 54 years : 855

55 to 59 years : 354

60 and 61 years : 122

62 to 64 years : 161

65 to 74 years : 408

75 years and over : 590

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 232

5 to 17 years : 560

18 to 24 years : 61

25 to 34 years : 398

35 to 44 years : 405

45 to 54 years : 445

55 to 59 years : 224

60 and 61 years : 42

62 to 64 years : 61

65 to 74 years : 340

75 years and over : 405

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 21

5 to 17 years : 259

18 to 24 years : 115

25 to 34 years : 446

35 to 44 years : 377

45 to 54 years : 378

55 to 59 years : 130

60 and 61 years : 80

62 to 64 years : 100

65 to 74 years : 68

75 years and over : 185

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 49

35 to 44 years : 43

45 to 54 years : 32

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Norton County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,623

Female : 1,550

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,264

Female : 895

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 85

Female : 39


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Norton County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence : 2,965

Born in other state in the United States : 1,935

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 61


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Norton County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 472

Now married, except separated : 1,311

Divorced : 404

Separated : 24

Widowed : 293

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 421

Now married, except separated : 1,050

Divorced : 272

Separated : 40

Widowed : 192

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 56

Now married, except separated : 42

Divorced : 10

Separated : 0

Widowed : 16


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Norton County, Kansas)

Speak only English : 4,952

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 96

Speak English less than "very well" : 53

German:

Speak English "very well" : 55

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Korean:

Speak English "very well" : 10

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Laotian:

Speak English "very well" : 10

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 18

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Norton County, Kansas

  • German: 1,770   (36.2%)
  • English: 708   (14.5%)
  • Irish: 602   (12.3%)
  • United States Or American: 363   (7.4%)
  • Other Groups: 262   (5.4%)
  • Dutch: 192   (3.9%)
  • Swedish: 146   (3.0%)
  • French (except Basque): 130   (2.7%)
  • Scotch-irish: 111   (2.3%)
  • Norwegian: 92   (1.9%)
  • Czech: 73   (1.5%)
  • Polish: 69   (1.4%)
  • Scottish: 58   (1.2%)
  • Danish: 51   (1.0%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 47   (1.0%)
  • Italian: 38   (0.8%)
  • Russian: 28   (0.6%)
  • European: 27   (0.6%)
  • Greek: 26   (0.5%)
  • British: 21   (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 21   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 9   (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 8   (0.2%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 8   (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Luxemburger: 4   (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 2   (0.0%)
  • Ukrainian: 2   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Norton County, Kansas is 5,456



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Norton County, Kansas: 2,972
Female Population in Norton County, Kansas: 2,484


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Norton County, Kansas: 40.5
Median Female Resident Age in Norton County, Kansas: 45.5


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Kansas is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Norton County, Kansas


White


Both sexes

44.4

Male

41.7

Female

47.2

Black or African American


Both sexes

37.8

Male

38.2

Female

8.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

47.5

Male

32.5

Female

49.5

Asian


Both sexes

37.5

Male

37.8

Female

29.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

35.5

Male

0.0

Female

35.5

Other


Both sexes

26.3

Male

26.3

Female

26.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

16.2

Male

15.4

Female

17.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

28.4

Male

29.1

Female

26.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

45.2

Male

43.0

Female

47.4


(updated 2010)



Races in Norton County, Kansas


  • White: 4,961
  • African American: 241
  • American Indian: 10
  • Asian: 30
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 30
  • Two or More Races: 184



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Norton County, Kansas citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Norton County, Kansas

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 28   (1.25%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 14   (0.63%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 32   (1.43%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 73   (3.27%)
  • 9th Grade: 37   (1.66%)
  • 10th Grade: 83   (3.72%)
  • 11th Grade: 56   (2.51%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 48   (2.15%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 928   (41.56%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 237   (10.61%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 263   (11.78%)
  • Associate Degree: 103   (4.61%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 255   (11.42%)
  • Master's Degree: 65   (2.91%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 11   (0.49%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 24   (1.23%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 75   (3.86%)
  • 9th Grade: 44   (2.26%)
  • 10th Grade: 40   (2.06%)
  • 11th Grade: 36   (1.85%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 43   (2.21%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 643   (33.06%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 301   (15.48%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 348   (17.89%)
  • Associate Degree: 79   (4.06%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 229   (11.77%)
  • Master's Degree: 62   (3.19%)
  • Professional School Degree: 21   (1.08%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Norton County, Kansas

  • Norton Community Schools


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 105 E. Waverly, Norton, KS 67654, Phone: (785) 877-3386, Students: 696 )

  • Northern Valley


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 217, Almena, KS 67622, Phone: (785) 669-2445, Students: 213 )

  • West Solomon Valley Sch


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Po Box 98, Lenora, KS 67645, Phone: (785) 567-4350, Students: 61 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Norton County, Kansas

  • Eisenhower Elem


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Norton, KS 67654, Phone: (785) 877-5113, Students: 354 )

  • Norton Jr High


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: 706 North Jones Street, Norton, KS 67654, Phone: (785) 877-5851, Students: 112 )

  • Almena Elem


    ( Grades: K-4, Location: Po Box 217, Almena, KS 67622, Phone: (785) 664-2446, Students: 84 )

  • Lenora Elem


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: Po Box 98, Lenora, KS 67645, Phone: (785) 567-4350, Students: 25 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Norton County, Kansas

  • Norton High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 513 W. Wilberforce Street, Norton, KS 67654, Phone: (785) 877-3338, Students: 230 )

  • Northern Valley High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Box 217, Almena, KS 67622, Phone: (785) 669-2445, Students: 71 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Norton County, Kansas

  • Almena City Library


    415 Main, Almena, KS 67622

  • Lenora Public Library


    110 N Main, Lenora, KS 67645

  • Norton Public Library


    1 Washington Square, Norton, KS 67654

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Norton County, Kansas


  • Norton County Historical Society


    Po Box 303, Norton, KS 67654

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Norton County, Kansas affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Norton County, Kansas.

Area Features of Norton County, Kansas


Airport


(1) Lenora Municipal Airport   (2) Norton Municipal Airport  

Building


(1) Almena Area Fire Department   (2) Almena City Hall   (3) Almena City Library   (4) Kansas Department Of Transportation District Three Office   (5) Kqnk - Fm Norton   (6) Lenora City Hall   (7) Lenora Public Library   (8) Lenora Senior Center   (9) Lenora Volunteer Fire Department   (10) Norton City Hall   (11) Norton City Volunteer Fire Department   (12) Norton Correctional Facility Fire Department   (13) Norton Correctional Facility Norton   (14) Norton County Courthouse   (15) Norton County Emergency Medical Services   (16) Norton County Health Department   (17) Norton County Historical Society And Museum   (18) Norton County Jail   (19) Norton County Rural Fire District 2   (20) Norton County Sheriff S Office   (21) Norton Police Department   (22) Prairie Dog State Park Office   (23) Solomon Valley Rural Fire Department   (24) Valley Hope Association Treatment Center  

Cemetery


(1) Carlson Cemetery   (2) Clayton Cemetery   (3) Cope Cemetery   (4) Devizes Cemetery   (5) Edmond Cemetery   (6) Farmingdale Cemetery   (7) Gettis Cemetery   (8) Lenora East Cemetery   (9) Lenora South Cemetery   (10) Maple Grove Cemetery   (11) Modell Cemetery   (12) Mount Calvary Cemetery   (13) Mount Hope Cemetery   (14) Oronoque Cemetery   (15) Prairie Gem Cemetery   (16) Sheley Cemetery   (17) Whitfield Cemetery  

Church


(1) Almena Congregational Church   (2) Almena United Methodist Church   (3) Community Full Gospel Church   (4) First Baptist Church   (5) First Church Of God   (6) First United Methodist Church   (7) Highland Church Historical   (8) Immanuel Lutheran Church   (9) Lenora Church Of God   (10) Living Hope Fellowship   (11) Maple Grove Church Of The Brethren   (12) Norton Christian Church   (13) Norton Seventh Day Adventist Church   (14) Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church   (15) Saint Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church   (16) Trinity Episcopal Church   (17) United Parish Of Lenora  

Civil


(1) City Of Almena   (2) City Of Clayton   (3) City Of Edmond   (4) City Of Lenora   (5) City Of Norton   (6) Norton County   (7) Township Of Almena-district 4   (8) Township Of Center-district 1   (9) Township Of Garfield   (10) Township Of Harrison-district 6 Historical   (11) Township Of Highland-district 2   (12) Township Of Solomon-district 3  

Dam


(1) Almena Diversion Dam   (2) Norton Dam  

Hospital


(1) Norton County Hospital   (2) Norton State Hospital  

Locale


(1) Almena Agri - Services Grain Elevator Number 1   (2) Almena Wastewater Plant   (3) Bower Historical   (4) Brett Historical   (5) Cactus Historical   (6) Elmwood Park Speedway   (7) Fairhaven Historical   (8) Hadley Ranch   (9) Hanback Historical   (10) Hedgewood Historical   (11) Hi-plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 3   (12) Hi-plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 5   (13) Houston Historical   (14) Lebau Ranch   (15) Lenora Wastewater Plant   (16) Norton County Equine Facility   (17) Norton Municipal Power Plant   (18) Norton Water Treatment Plant   (19) Prairie Dog Golf Club   (20) Prairie Dog State Park Branded Cedar Campground   (21) Prairie Dog State Park Meadowlark Campground   (22) Prairie Dog State Park Prairie Dog Campground   (23) Prairie Dog State Park Shady Rest Campground   (24) Prairie Dog State Park West Shoreline Loop Camping   (25) Smithton Historical   (26) Statespur Historical   (27) Wakeman Historical  

Military


(1) Kansas National Guard Armory Norton  

Park


(1) Almena Diversion Wildlife Area   (2) Barbeau House   (3) Lenora Wildlife Area   (4) Norton County Lake Park   (5) Norton Wildlife Area   (6) Prairie Dog State Park  

Populated Place


(1) Almena   (2) Calvert   (3) Clayton   (4) Dellvale   (5) Densmore   (6) Devizes   (7) Edmond   (8) Lenora   (9) Norton   (10) Oronoque   (11) Reager   (12) Rockwell  

Post Office


(1) Almena Post Office   (2) Lenora Post Office   (3) Norton Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Almena City Lake   (2) Big Dutchman Lake   (3) Browns Pond   (4) Keith Sebelius Lake   (5) Norton County Lake  

School


(1) Almena Elementary School   (2) Bunty School Historical   (3) Clayton Elementary School   (4) Dellvale School Historical   (5) Dry Creek School Historical   (6) Eisenhower Elementary School   (7) Excelsior School Historical   (8) Far View School   (9) Hillman School Historical   (10) Kinderhook School Historical   (11) Lenora Elementary School   (12) Lenora High School   (13) Lone Hand School Historical   (14) Northern Valley High School   (15) Norton Community High School   (16) Norton Junior High School   (17) Pleasant Hill School Historical   (18) Pleasant Valley School Historical   (19) School Number 35 Historical   (20) Star School Historical   (21) Walnut Ridge School Historical  

Stream


(1) Big Timber Creek   (2) Boy Creek   (3) Buffalo Creek   (4) Coon Creek   (5) Deer Creek   (6) East Elk Creek   (7) Elk Creek   (8) Fancy Creek   (9) Game Creek   (10) Horse Creek   (11) Jones Creek   (12) Lost Creek   (13) Marsh Creek   (14) North Fork Prairie Dog Creek   (15) Otter Creek   (16) Plum Creek   (17) Robinson Creek   (18) Rock Branch   (19) Sand Creek   (20) Scull Creek   (21) South Fork Prairie Dog Creek   (22) Spring Branch   (23) Spring Creek   (24) Squaw Branch   (25) Walnut Creek   (26) Wildcat Creek  

Summit


(1) Horseshoe Hill  

Tower


(1) Kqnk-am Norton  

Valley


(1) Spring Draw  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Norton County, Kansas

67654 (pop. 4,453) 67622 (pop. 660) 67645 (pop. 622)
67629 (pop. 181)    


Counties Nearby Norton County, Kansas

Decatur County, KS  (pop. 2,966) 28.3 Miles
Phillips County, KS  (pop. 5,329) 29.3 Miles
Graham County, KS  (pop. 2,566) 30.5 Miles
Sheridan County, KS  (pop. 2,472) 41.7 Miles
Rooks County, KS  (pop. 5,131) 42.1 Miles



Area Code(s) in Norton County, Kansas

785



Elevation in Norton County, Kansas is 2,428.0 ft. (740.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Norton County, Kansas

Lat: 39.783846 N        Long: -99.899288 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Norton County, Kansas need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Kansas

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 6.64 4.94 8.17 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 6.64 4.94 8.17 0.00 6.57
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 6.62 4.95 8.15 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 6.62 4.95 8.15 0.00 6.57
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.90 6.67 4.93 8.88 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.90 6.67 4.93 8.88 0.00 6.56
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.70 4.94 8.91 0.00 6.60
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.70 4.94 8.91 0.00 6.60
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.89 6.66 4.93 10.94 0.00 6.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.89 6.66 4.93 10.94 0.00 6.61
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.92 6.68 4.82 9.21 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.92 6.68 4.82 9.21 0.00 6.56
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.67 4.70 9.10 0.00 6.52
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.67 4.70 9.10 0.00 6.52
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.71 6.47 4.51 5.97 0.00 6.31
  Total Electric Industry 7.71 6.47 4.51 5.97 0.00 6.31
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.34 4.46 7.96 0.00 6.28
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.34 4.46 7.96 0.00 6.28
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.64 6.25 4.47 8.91 0.00 6.22
  Total Electric Industry 7.64 6.25 4.47 8.91 0.00 6.22
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.25 4.55 7.29 0.00 6.27
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.25 4.55 7.29 0.00 6.27
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.66 6.20 4.55 8.91 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.66 6.20 4.55 8.91 0.00 6.24
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.67 6.28 4.53 9.30 0.00 6.31
  Total Electric Industry 7.67 6.28 4.53 9.30 0.00 6.31
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.71 6.42 4.61 0.00 0.00 6.35
  Total Electric Industry 7.71 6.42 4.61 0.00 0.00 6.35
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.74 6.45 4.69 0.00 0.00 6.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.74 6.45 4.69 0.00 0.00 6.37
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 7.90 6.60 4.85 0.00 0.00 6.55
  Total Electric Industry 7.90 6.60 4.85 0.00 0.00 6.55
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.25 6.96 5.20 0.00 0.00 6.89
  Total Electric Industry 8.25 6.96 5.20 0.00 0.00 6.89

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Norton County, Kansas

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 31   (1.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 34   (1.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 75   (3.2%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 81   (3.5%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 155   (6.6%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 314   (13.4%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 831   (35.5%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 302   (12.9%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 72   (3.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 79   (3.4%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 58   (2.5%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 23   (1.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 125   (5.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 159   (6.8%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Norton County, Kansas)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,732

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 212

In 3-person carpool : 35

In 4-person carpool : 18

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 193

Other means : 10

Worked at home : 104


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Norton County, Kansas)

Less than 5 minutes : 655

5 to 9 minutes : 661

10 to 14 minutes : 396

15 to 19 minutes : 159

20 to 24 minutes : 149

25 to 29 minutes : 51

30 to 34 minutes : 62

35 to 39 minutes : 16

40 to 44 minutes : 10

45 to 59 minutes : 25

60 to 89 minutes : 2

90 or more minutes : 14


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Norton County, Kansas)

With Social Security income : 813

No Social Security income : 1,367


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Norton County, Kansas)

With retirement income : 289

No retirement income : 1,891


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Norton County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 2

$10,000 to $14,999 : 60

$15,000 to $19,999 : 103

$20,000 to $24,999 : 52

$25,000 to $29,999 : 116

$30,000 to $34,999 : 110

$35,000 to $39,999 : 107

$40,000 to $44,999 : 18

$45,000 to $49,999 : 52

$50,000 to $59,999 : 198

$60,000 to $74,999 : 191

$75,000 to $99,999 : 164

$100,000 to $124,999 : 63

$125,000 to $149,999 : 43

$150,000 to $199,999 : 12

$200,000 or more : 8


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Norton County, Kansas)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $51,152


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Norton County, Kansas

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 430  (32.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 219  (16.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 227  (17.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 70  (5.3%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 184  (13.9%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 412  (34.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 288  (24.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 448  (37.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 20  (1.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 4  (0.3%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Norton County, Kansas

Employed: 2,622
Unemployed: 93



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Norton County, Kansas

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 46.4%
  • Other: 53.6%



Water Usage In Norton County, Kansas

Ground Water

 
Fresh 9.83 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 9.83 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 4.74 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 4.74 Mgal/d





There are 712 Farms In Norton County, Kansas


(updated 2008)



Banks In Norton County, Kansas

Almena State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $63.7k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

First Security Bank & Trust Company - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $119.7k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

The First State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $318.7k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 30

The Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $335.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Norton County, Kansas

  • McCook Municipal


    (about 46.8 miles in Mc Cook, Nebraska; Airport Code: MCK)

  • McCook Ben Nelson Regional


    (about 46.9 miles in Mc Cook, Nebraska; Airport Code: MCK)

  • Murray


    (about 66.5 miles in Colby, Kansas; Airport Code: CBK)

  • Jim Kelly Field


    (about 69.9 miles in Lexington, Nebraska; Airport Code: LXN)

  • Hays Municipal


    (about 72.9 miles in Antonino, Kansas; Airport Code: HYS)

  • Hays Regional


    (about 73.2 miles in Antonino, Kansas; Airport Code: HYS)

  • Cozad Municipal


    (about 75.2 miles in Cozad, Nebraska; Airport Code: DQQ)

  • Quinn Field


    (about 80.0 miles in Gothenburg, Nebraska; Airport Code: NE1)

  • Kearney Regional


    (about 80.4 miles in Kearney, Nebraska; Airport Code: EAR)

  • Russell Municipal


    (about 85.7 miles in Russell, Kansas; Airport Code: RSL)

  • Hastings Municipal


    (about 96.2 miles in Hastings, Nebraska; Airport Code: HSI)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Norton County, Kansas

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

81.69%

Carpooled

7.66%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.08%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.24%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.28%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

4.38%

Other Means

0.45%

Worked At Home

5.23%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Norton County, Kansas, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Norton County, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,108

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 27

Female householder, no husband present : 164

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 774

Householder not living alone : 107


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Norton County, Kansas)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 28

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 41

All other households : 2,111


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Norton County, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 895

Renter-occupied housing units : 213

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 27

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 96

Renter-occupied housing units : 68

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 464

Renter-occupied housing units : 417


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Norton County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 115

$10,000 to $14,999 : 175

$15,000 to $19,999 : 253

$20,000 to $24,999 : 149

$25,000 to $29,999 : 211

$30,000 to $34,999 : 190

$35,000 to $39,999 : 134

$40,000 to $44,999 : 74

$45,000 to $49,999 : 57

$50,000 to $59,999 : 229

$60,000 to $74,999 : 271

$75,000 to $99,999 : 196

$100,000 to $124,999 : 63

$125,000 to $149,999 : 43

$150,000 to $199,999 : 12

$200,000 or more : 8


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Norton County, Kansas)

Total : 2,654


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Norton County, Kansas)

Occupied : 2,180

Vacant : 474


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Norton County, Kansas)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Norton County, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 0

Built 1990 to 1999 : 38

Built 1980 to 1989 : 312

Built 1970 to 1979 : 306

Built 1960 to 1969 : 310

Built 1950 to 1959 : 256

Built 1940 to 1949 : 211

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,221


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Norton County, Kansas)

Utility gas : 1,473

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 438

Electricity : 167

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 39

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 63

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Norton County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 34

$10,000 to $14,999 : 77

$15,000 to $19,999 : 79

$20,000 to $24,999 : 99

$25,000 to $29,999 : 94

$30,000 to $34,999 : 98

$35,000 to $39,999 : 103

$40,000 to $49,999 : 141

$50,000 to $59,999 : 134

$60,000 to $69,999 : 122

$70,000 to $79,999 : 50

$80,000 to $89,999 : 80

$90,000 to $99,999 : 92

$100,000 to $124,999 : 114

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $174,999 : 23

$175,000 to $199,999 : 21

$200,000 to $249,999 : 47

$250,000 to $299,999 : 9

$300,000 to $399,999 : 0

$400,000 to $499,999 : 36

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 6


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Norton County, Kansas)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 25

Home equity loan only : 39

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 760

Housing units without a mortgage : 658


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Norton County, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $102,500

Built 1980 to 1989 : $75,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $63,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $45,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $39,600

Built 1940 to 1949 : $53,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $44,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Norton County, Kansas: 62.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Kansas: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Norton County, Kansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 2 2 $115,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $115,000
2000        
  Single Family 2 2 $216,346
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $216,346
2001        
  Single Family 2 2 $198,699
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $198,699
2002        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2003        
  Single Family 6 6 $426,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $426,000
2004        
  Single Family 1 1 $65,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $65,000
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 12 12 $1,200,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

12 12 $1,200,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Norton County, KS): $31,050
Median Household Income In 2000 (Kansas): $40,624


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Norton County): $49,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Kansas): $81,000


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Norton County, Kansas

Utility Gas: 68.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 23.3%
Electricity: 5.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.6%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Norton County, Kansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 89.42%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 9.12%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 1.46%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Norton County): $329
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Kansas): $498
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Norton County): $523


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Norton County, Kansas are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Norton County, Kansas

Prn Home Health Agency


     Address: 801 N Norton Ave, Norton, Kansas 67654
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 9/1/1977

Cottonwood Home Care Agency


     Address: 810 W Columbia Street, Oberlin, Kansas 67749
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 4/2/1993

Logan Manor Home Health


     Address: 108 S Adams, Logan, Kansas 67646
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 8/2/1993

Phillips County Hha


     Address: 784 Sixth St, Phillipsburg, Kansas 67661
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 1/1/1980

Graham Co Hospital Hha


     Address: 304 W Prout, Hill City, Kansas 67642
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 8/20/1966

Hospitals Close To Norton County, Kansas

Tri Valley Health System


     Address: "p O Box 488, 1305 West Hwy 6 & 34", Cambridge, Nebraska 69022
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Phillips County Hospital


     Address: 1150 State Street Po Box 607, Phillipsburg, Kansas 67661
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Harlan County Health System


     Address: "p O Box 836, 717 North Brown St", Alma, Nebraska 68920
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Sheridan County Hospital


     Address: 826 18th Street, Hoxie, Kansas 67740
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Community Hospital


     Address: "p O Box 1328, 1301 East H St", Mc Cook, Nebraska 69001
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Norton County, Kansas

Good Samaritan Society - Arapahoe


     Address: P O Box 448, 601 Main Street, Arapahoe, Nebraska 68922
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 29
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Beaver City Manor


     Address: P O Box 70, 905 Floyd Street, Beaver City, Nebraska 68926
     Ownership: Government - City
     Number of Residents: 21
     Percent Occupied: 75%

Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County


     Address: 108 E Ash St, Oberlin, Kansas 67749
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 44
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Logan Manor Comm Health Serv


     Address: Po Box 308, Logan, Kansas 67646
     Ownership: Government - City
     Number of Residents: 27
     Percent Occupied: 75%

Good Samaritan Society - Colonial Villa


     Address: 719 North Brown Street, Alma, Nebraska 68920
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 40
     Percent Occupied: 80%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Norton County, Kansas

Name: NPPD
Address: PO Box 98; Brownville, NE 68321
Distance: 225 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Norton County, Kansas

    Retired Workers: 1,205
    Disabled Workers: 145
    Widowers Workers: 190
    Spouses Workers: 120
    Children Workers: 130


(updated 2007)



Norton County, Kansas Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 18.20%
  • Bush & Cheney 80.49%
  • Other 1.31%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Norton County, Kansas citizens.

Relocation to Norton County, KS

6.22 % of Norton County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $29,878

Kansas Average 7.39 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Norton County, KS (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Phillips County , KS 0.56 % ($26,818 AGI )

Relocation away from Norton County, KS

7.06 % of Norton County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $31,965

Kansas Average 7.67 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Norton County, KS (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Ellis County , KS 0.70 % ($18,714 AGI )
  • Johnson County , KS 0.50 % ($61,700 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Kansas

Low Bracket: $15,000 (3.50%)
High Bracket: $30,000 (6.45%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Kansas

5.30%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Norton County, Kansas is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Norton County, Kansas


On 07/14/1962, a tornado touched down 1.13 miles from the center of Norton County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 06/22/1996, a tornado touched down 1.57 miles from the center of Norton County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 09/06/1970, a tornado touched down 2.94 miles from the center of Norton County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 05/25/1965, a tornado touched down 2.94 miles from the center of Norton County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 06/03/1999, a tornado touched down 6.16 miles from the center of Norton County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 3 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from less than $50.



Storms In Norton County, Kansas

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
05/27/1995, 08:00 am 0 0 -- $12K
         
Hail        
06/08/1994, 10:17 pm 0 0 $1K --
09/17/1993, 09:38 pm 0 0 $50K --
         





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Norton County, Kansas directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Kansas

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3,563 3,981 4,791 5,911 11,617 9,677 6,047 6,275 7,409 7,923


(updated 2014)



Jails in Norton County, Kansas


  • Norton County Jail


    Courthouse, Norton, KS 67654
    Confined: 3
    Avg. Population: 2


(updated 2006)



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