Norton city, VA

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Population

4,043

1.63% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$26,971

3.73% growth

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

1,620

5.81% decline

Median Property Value

$92,500

0% growth

About

In 2017, Norton city, VA had a population of 4.04k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $26,971. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norton city, VA grew from 3,978 to 4,043, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $26,000 to $26,971, a 3.73% increase.

The population of Norton city, VA is 90% White Alone, 3.83% Black or African American Alone, and 3.69% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Norton city, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Norton city, VA is $92,500, and the homeownership rate is 48.6%. Most people in Norton city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Norton city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Norton city, VA borders Wise County, VA.

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Economy

The economy of Norton city, VA employs 1.62k people. The largest industries in Norton city, VA are Retail Trade (319 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (303 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (138 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,219), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,563), and Manufacturing ($45,146).

Median household income in Norton city, VA is $26,971. Males in Norton city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Norton city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,971

2017 value

± $8,010

3.73%

1 Year Growth

± 35.5%

Households in Norton city, VA have a median annual income of $26,971, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,000 in 2016, which represents a 3.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norton city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9601

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norton city, VA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $27,731, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norton city, VA (1.03k out of 3.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    893 ± 215

  2. Two Or More

    64 ± 89

  3. Black

    59 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norton city, VA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.62k

2017 Value

± 255

-5.81%

1 Year decline

± 24.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norton city, VA declined at a rate of -5.81%, from 1.72k employees to 1.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norton city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (312 people), Sales & Related Occupations (233 people), and Management Occupations (131 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norton city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norton city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (312 people), Sales & Related Occupations (233 people), and Management Occupations (131 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Norton city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.04 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.97 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norton city, VA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,294), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,294), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($68,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.62k

2017 Value

± 255

-5.81%

1 Year decline

± 24.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norton city, VA declined at a rate of -5.81%, from 1.72k employees to 1.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norton city, VA, are Retail Trade (319 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (303 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (138 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norton city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Norton city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Norton city, VA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (319 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (303 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Norton city, VA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.28 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.82 times), and Retail Trade (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norton city, VA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,219), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,563), and Manufacturing ($45,146).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.3% of the population of Norton city, VA has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Norton city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Norton city, VA see 358 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (366 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 773 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 297 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

358 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Norton city, VA see an average of 358 patients per year. This represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (366 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.68%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

26.6%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

2.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norton city, VA declined by 8.08% from 10.5% to 9.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norton city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Norton city, VA is home to a population of 4.04k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.39% of Norton city, VA residents were born outside of the country (137 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Norton city, VA is composed of 3.64k White Alone residents (90%), 155 Black or African American Alone residents (3.83%), 149 Asian Alone residents (3.69%), 64 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 35 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.866%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0742%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norton city, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norton city, VA was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Norton city, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Norton city, VA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

137 people

4.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

187 people

As of 2017, 3.39% of Norton city, VA residents (137 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norton city, VA was 4.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Norton city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norton city, VA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.64k ± 248

  2. Black or African American Alone

    155 ± 125

  3. Asian Alone

    149 ± 135

In 2017, there were 23.5 times more White Alone residents (3.64k people) in Norton city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155 Black or African American Alone and 149 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Norton city, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Norton city, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Norton city, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    89 ± 56

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    71 ± 72

  3. World War II

    22 ± 22

Norton city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norton city, VA was $92,500 in 2017, which is 0.425 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,500 to $92,500, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Norton city, VA is 48.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norton city, VA have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norton city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$26,971

Median Household Income

± $8,010

1.79k

Number of Households

± 256

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.79k households in Norton city, VA grew to $26,971 from the previous year's value of $26,000.

The following chart displays the households in Norton city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,500

2017 Median

± $11,953

$92,500

2016 Median

± $7,477

In 2017, the median property value in Norton city, VA stayed at to $92,500 from the previous year's value of $92,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norton city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norton city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Norton city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norton city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

48.6%

2017 Homeownership

45.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.6% of the housing units in Norton city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Norton city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norton city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norton city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norton city, VA have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.378% of the workforce in Norton city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    96.1%

  2. Carpooled

    3.9%

  3. Public Transit

    0%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norton city, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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