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Thornton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Thornton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adams County at latitude 39.9194 and longitude -104.9428. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,348 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Thornton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thornton, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thornton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Thornton (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.11 sq. miles and a water area of 1.05 sq. miles.

City of Thornton, CO Boundary Map


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Thornton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 125,084
Population in Households 124,728
Population in Familes 106,386
Population in Group Qrtrs 356
Population Density1 3,590
Diversity Index2 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 43,348
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 31,933
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 44,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,508 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,841 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,568 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $234,742
Average Home Value $251,248
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,608
Average Household Income $81,204
Per Capita Income $27,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.23% 1.06%
Households 1.11% 1.05%
Families 1.28% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Thornton, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thornton to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 21 96th
Diversity Index2 # 63 86th
Median Household Income # 125 73rd
Per Capita Income # 197 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.