Norton

41.9668° N, 71.1870° W

 

Norton, located in Bristol County and settled in 1669, is a quiet town with a picturesque New England landscape. Home to Wheaton College, a private liberal arts institution founded in 1834, the town offers a dynamic and intellectual dimension, fostering a vibrant atmosphere. Norton's natural beauty is a defining feature, with parks, forests, and water bodies dotting the landscape. The town is host to the Wheaton Farm Conservation Area, a vast expanse of open space offering trails for hiking and birdwatching. Residents and visitors alike find solace in the tranquility of Winnecunnet Pond, a popular spot for fishing, boating, and gorgeous sunsets. The community takes pride in its commitment to preserving the environment and actively participates in recycling programs, promotes green initiatives, and encourages sustainable practices among its residents.

 

The local economy is diverse, with a mix of small local businesses and a growing residential community. Norton's proximity to major highways makes it an attractive location for those seeking a balance between suburban living and access to urban amenities. The town has witnessed steady development in recent years, with new businesses contributing to its economic growth. Community events are a cornerstone of life in Norton. Annual traditions like the Fourth of July Parade and the Founders Day Celebration bring residents together in a festive atmosphere, fostering a sense of unity and pride. The cultural scene is enriched by local artists, musicians, and performers who showcase their talents in various events throughout the year. Norton has increasingly become a convenient and pleasant place to call home, with a commitment to education, a flourishing natural landscape, and a strong sense of community that takes pride in its beauty.

 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Winnecunnet Pond is stunning year round! Enjoy boating by Summer, the foliage by Fall, ice skating in the Winter, and the beauty of Spring blooms.

 

  • Points of Interest
    • Winnecunnet Pond
    • Lincoln Woods
    • Bog Iron Brewing
    • Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Transportation
    • Interstate 495
    • Route 140
    • Route 123
  • Education
    • 3 Elementary Schools (Grades K thru 5)
    • 1 Middle School (Grades 6 thru 8)
    • 1 High Schools (Grades 9 thru 12)
    • Wheaton College

Overview for Norton, MA

19,270 people live in Norton, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $46,255. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,270

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,255

Average individual Income

Around Norton, MA

There's plenty to do around Norton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

13
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
31
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hometown Bakery, Better Grains, and Attleboro Farmers Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.97 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.67 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.8 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 2.38 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.32 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Norton, MA

Norton has 6,489 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Norton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,270 people call Norton home. The population density is 903.073 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,270

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

51.09 / 48.91%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,489

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$46,255

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Norton, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Norton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Legacy Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
L G Nourse Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available

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