The City of Norton was incorporated in 1872 and is a growing, progressive community located in Northwest Kansas with a population of 2,841. It is the county seat of Norton County, which has a population of 5,550. (Population certified to the Secretary of State by the Division of the Budget on July 1, 2016.)

Norton is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 36, 283 and 383. Major Interstate Highway I-70 is located approximately 60 miles south of Norton and Interstate Highway I-80 is located approximately 60 miles north of Norton. Norton is a great place to live, raise a family, achieve professional dreams, or to just visit.

The City of Norton is a City of the Second Class, and operates under a Mayor-Council form of City Government. The Governing Body is composed of the Mayor and six council members elected from three districts or wards.