Living in Thornton, CO

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Thornton SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
5

Thornton, CO Crime Report

5,025
Total Crimes
3,597.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
40.05%
Above National Average

Thornton, CO Cost Of Living

105
Thornton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Thornton, Colorado Info Snack

The City of Thornton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles (16 km) north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city's growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.
Population
134,588
Unemployment
3.7%
Poverty
8.9%
Median Home
$290,100
Median Income
$76,236
Median Rent
$1,398

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Rankings for Thornton in Colorado

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Map Of Thornton, CO

Population over time in Thornton

Year Population % Change
2017 134,588 1.7%
2016 132,310 1.4%
2015 130,511 2.2%
2014 127,688 2.4%
2013 124,707 2.4%
2012 121,814 2.6%
2011 118,747 2.6%
2010 115,683 2.9%
2009 112,374 -
Crime/100k Thornton CO USA
Violent Crime 270.6 397.2 368.9
Murder 3.6 3.7 5.0
Robbery 51.5 66.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 110.2 255.4 246.8
Property Crime 3326.5 2671.6 2199.5
Burglary 360.8 375.2 376.0
Larceny 2446.0 1915.9 1594.6
Car Theft 519.7 380.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Thornton

White
57.2% (76,998)
African American
1.6% (2,164)
American Indian
0.3% (422)
Asian
4.5% (6,115)
Hawaiian
0.1% (120)
Other
0.0% (59)
Two Or More
2.3% (3,126)
Hispanic
33.9% (45,584)
Race Thornton CO USA
White 57.2% 68.3% 61.1%
African American 1.6% 3.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 4.5% 3.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 33.9% 21.4% 17.8%

Household Income For Thornton, Colorado

Less than $10,000
3.5% (474,945)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.5% (335,379)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.7% (628,648)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.2% (964,630)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.0% (1,479,279)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.0% (2,691,459)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.6% (2,233,658)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.7% (2,788,614)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.5% (1,139,087)
$200,000 or more
5.4% (723,096)
Income Thornton CO USA
Less than $10,000 3.5% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.5% 3.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.7% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.2% 8.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.0% 12.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.0% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.6% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.7% 16.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.5% 7.6% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.4% 7.9% 7.0%

Gender in Thornton

Female
50.0% (67,355)
Male
50.0% (67,233)
Gender Thornton CO USA
Female 50.0% 49.7% 50.8%
Male 50.0% 50.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Thornton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (6,729)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (9,421)
High School / GED
27.0% (36,338)
Some College
23.0% (30,955)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (12,112)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (26,917)
Master's Degree
7.0% (9,421)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,345)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,345)
Education Thornton CO USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 25.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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