Norton is a very small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,939 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Norton is the 150th largest community in Virginia.
Norton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Norton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norton who work in sales jobs (14.48%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and food service (10.97%).
One of the benefits of Norton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.80 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Norton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Norton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.47% of the adults in Norton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Norton in 2010 was $22,715, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,860 for a family of four.
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 German, Hungarian, English, and Austrian.
The most common language spoken in Norton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.