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Norton, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Norton, MA.

Norton’s Village Center is home to Wheaton College, ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Wheaton College is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the U.S. (men were first admitted in 1988). The town is also home to Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, where more than 200 animals (alpacas, donkeys, goats, horses, and others) reside. The private TPC Boston golf course (designed by Arnold Palmer and others) and is a PGA Tour Facility. The town has incredible valuable natural resources, including the Canoe and Three-Mile Rivers and hundreds of certified vernal pools.

By the Numbers

Residents

Population: 19,634

Population Change: 3.2%

Median Age: 40.9

Poverty Level: 6.3%

Avg. Household Size: 2.7

Median Household Income: $108,423

Housing

Percent Cost Burden: 24.7%

Average Age Built: 1979

Ownership Rate: 81.5%

Seasonal Units: 0

Average Sale Price: $366,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 8.89%

Industry

Top Three Industries:

Educational Services
Wholesale Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance

Average Annual Wage: 1031

Average Commute Time: 31.6 minutes

Transportation

Miles of Sidewalk: 23.1

Chapter 90 Funding: $558,978

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): GATRA

Available Public Transit Services:

Fixed Route Bus Service
Dial-a-Ride service for 60+ and persons with a disability

Environment