Norton, OH
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Norton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 12,032 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Norton is the 149th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, Norton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Norton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norton who work in office and administrative support (14.53%), sales jobs (12.14%), and healthcare (7.40%).

Also of interest is that Norton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Norton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Norton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Norton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Norton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of Norton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norton in 2010 was $27,039, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,156 for a family of four. However, Norton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Norton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norton include Irish, English, Italian, and Slovak.

The most common language spoken in Norton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.