Norton County

Norton County, Kansas

PO Box 70
Norton, KS 67654
Phone: (785) 877-5720
Fax: (785) 877-5722

On the central northern border of KS; established as Oro County 1859 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory; name changed to Norton Feb 26, 1867; changed to Billings Mar 6, 1873; changed back to Norton Feb 19, 1874. Name Origin: For Orloff Norton (?-1864), Kansas army officer killed during a skirmish at Cane Hill, AR. Previously for N. H. Billings, a member of the KS legislature

Area (sq mi):: 881.39 (land 877.84; water 3.55) Population per square mile: 6.50
Population 2005: 5,664 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.90%; 1990-2000 0.10% Population 2000: 5,953 (White 92.10%; Black or African American 4.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 40.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,835; median household $31,050; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,728-$22,060
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 12.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Norton County Sheriff's Office says people in Norton are advised to lock their homes and vehicles and remain inside due to the incident at the prison, according to KWCH.
Group 4 Hicks Park, KDOT 3-1515, located on K-383, 3 miles south of US-36 in Norton County at 10:00 a.
In 1938, Archer was elected school superintendent of Norton County and later served on the staff of Kansas governor Payne Rather.