Norton is a city in and the county seat of Norton County, Kansas, United States. One of the first recorded tornado pictures was taken in Norton. The photographer, Will Keller, was also able to see up into the tornado as it passed over him. There were 1,517 housing units at an average density of 789.0 per square mile (305.1/square kilometers). The racial makeup of the city was 97.91% White, 0.40% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% African American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races.