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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Norton is a town in Virginia with a population of 4,043. Living in Norton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Norton. The public schools in Norton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$549
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Norton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    26
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    234
    500
  • Theft
    3,045
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Norton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,971
National
$55,322
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Norton Reviews

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I have spent 25 years living in Norton and plan to stay here to raise my family. It is a safe community and an "everybody knows everybody" town. Another plus about the City of Norton is that everything is so close together. You can drive from one side of town to the next in less than two minutes, which gives you a sense of relief on your time management. There is a bowling alley, theater, drive-in theater, restaurants, and other great outdoor attractions.
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Small town feel gives sense of safety to parents and tourists. Town is sports-driven with a rise of focus on education. Incredible to watch the progress.
People are great and friendly, but economy is bad.