Norton, Kansas

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Norton, Kansas
Norton County Courthouse (2010)
Norton County Courthouse (2010)
Location within Norton County and Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Norton County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°50′0″N 99°53′27″W / 39.83333°N 99.89083°W / 39.83333; -99.89083Coordinates: 39°50′0″N 99°53′27″W / 39.83333°N 99.89083°W / 39.83333; -99.89083
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyNorton
Incorporated1885
Named forOrloff Norton
Area
 • Total1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Land1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,313 ft (705 m)
Population
 • Total2,928
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,812
 • Density1,500/sq mi (590/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67654
Area code785
FIPS code20-51500 [4]
GNIS ID0471901 [5]
Websitecityofnorton.com

Norton is a city in Norton County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Norton County. In 2010, 2,928 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Tornado on June 24, 1909

Norton was created in 1872.[8] It was named after Capt. Orloff Norton.[9]

The first hotel in Norton was a log house. It was built in 1873.[10]

One of the first pictures of a tornado was taken in Norton in 1909. The photographer was Will Keller.

Geography[change | change source]

Norton is at 39°50′0″N 99°53′27″W / 39.83333°N 99.89083°W / 39.83333; -99.89083 (39.833338, -99.890899).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.93 square miles (5.00 km2). All of it is land.[1] The city is on the north side of Prairie Dog Creek in Norton County. Before the Bureau of Reclamation built Keith Sebelius Lake in 1963, Norton had a lot of floods. The dam has since fixed the problem, and it created the current reservoir that sits 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of Norton.[12] The Nebraska border is 11 miles (18 km) north of Norton.

Weather[change | change source]

Climate data for Norton, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 81
(27)
81
(27)
93
(34)
100
(38)
105
(41)
114
(46)
117
(47)
115
(46)
112
(44)
101
(38)
86
(30)
83
(28)
117
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 42
(6)
47
(8)
55
(13)
67
(19)
76
(24)
87
(31)
94
(34)
93
(34)
86
(30)
72
(22)
56
(13)
45
(7)
68
(20)
Average low °F (°C) 15
(−9)
19
(−7)
26
(−3)
38
(3)
49
(9)
60
(16)
65
(18)
64
(18)
54
(12)
41
(5)
27
(−3)
19
(−7)
40
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −24
(−31)
−23
(−31)
−20
(−29)
4
(−16)
26
(−3)
37
(3)
44
(7)
39
(4)
19
(−7)
8
(−13)
−11
(−24)
−19
(−28)
−24
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.4
(10)
0.7
(18)
1.2
(30)
2.1
(53)
3
(76)
3.7
(94)
2.7
(69)
2.7
(69)
1.0
(25)
1.4
(36)
0.8
(20)
0.6
(15)
21.1
(540)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4
(10)
5.5
(14)
7.2
(18)
1.8
(4.6)
0.1
(0.25)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.51)
2.6
(6.6)
3.7
(9.4)
25.1
(64)
Average rainy days 1.5 2.2 3.4 4.9 6.1 6.5 5.3 5.2 3.5 2.7 2 1.8 45.1
Source: Weatherbase [13] NOAA[14]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880634
18901,07469.4%
19001,20211.9%
19101,78748.7%
19202,18622.3%
19302,76726.6%
19402,762−0.2%
19503,06010.8%
19603,3459.3%
19703,6278.4%
19803,400−6.3%
19903,017−11.3%
20003,012−0.2%
20102,928−2.8%
Est. 20162,812[3]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 2,928 people, 1,290 households, and 763 families living in Norton.[2]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 253.
  9. "Profile for Norton, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  10. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 374.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "Project Details - Almena Unit". United States Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  13. "Historical Weather for Norton, KS". Weatherbase. Retrieved September 4, 2009.
  14. "Norton Climate Records". NOAA. Retrieved September 4, 2009.

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