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Norton is a city in Summit
Summit County, Ohio
Summit County is an urban county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 542,899. In the 2010 Census the population was 541,781. Its county seat is Akron...

 and Wayne
Wayne County, Ohio
Wayne County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States, and is named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. As of the 2010 census, the population was 114,520. Its county seat is Wooster....

 counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Ohio
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the United States. The 34th largest state by area in the U.S.,it is the 7th‑most populous with over 11.5 million residents, containing several major American cities and seven metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more.The state's capital is Columbus...

. The population was 11,523 at the 2000 census.

The Summit County portion of Norton is part of the Akron
Akron, Ohio
Akron , is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Summit County. It is located in the Great Lakes region approximately south of Lake Erie along the Little Cuyahoga River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 199,110. The Akron Metropolitan...

 Metropolitan Statistical Area
Akron metropolitan area
The Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties, Summit and Portage, in northeastern Ohio and is anchored by the city of Akron...

, while the small portion in Wayne County is part of the Wooster
Wooster, Ohio
Wooster is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Wayne County. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio approximately SSW of Cleveland and SW of Akron. Wooster is noted as the location of The College of Wooster...

 Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Norton located at 41°1′31"N 81°38′38"W (41.025283, -81.643786), almost entirely in Summit County.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53.0 km²), of which, 20.1 square miles (52.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (1.61%) is water.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 11,523 people, 4,343 households, and 3,361 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 572.8 people per square mile (221.1/km²). There were 4,523 housing units at an average density of 224.8 per square mile (86.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 1.34% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 4,343 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples
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 living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,085, and the median income for a family was $50,737. Males had a median income of $38,289 versus $25,687 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $20,661. About 4.3% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Public safety

The City of Norton operates with the Norton Police Division and the Norton Fire Division, for public safety needs. Both Departments are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Norton Fire Division has 2 stations. St. 1 is located at 3380 Greenwhich Rd. and St. 2 is located at the intersection of Johnson and S. Hametown Road.

Proposed power plant

A compressed air energy storage
Compressed air energy storage
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 facility able to provide up to 2700 MW of power has been proposed to be built in the city. First Energy Corporation of Akron, Ohio purchased rights to develop plant in November 2009.


The city holds a yearly Apple Cider Festival in September. It includes a parade, fireworks, crafts and attractions. Begun by the Lions Club in 1988, the family members thought about starting an Octoberfest, but decided that since the Lions were known for selling cider in the Loyal Oak area of the City, that a Cider Festival would best suit the residents of that area. On September 23 & 24, 1989, the first Cider Festival was held as a local community event. For the 20th Anniversary in 2008, the location of the Festival was changed to be held closer to the City center at the Columbia Woods Park complex.

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