What is the current population of Thornton?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Thornton is 142,610. Thornton, Colorado is the 193rd largest city in the US.

Thornton Geography [top]

What county is Thornton, Colorado in?

Parts of Thornton are located within Adams County and Weld County.

What is the size of Thornton, Colorado in square miles?

Thornton has an area of 34.8 square miles.

Thornton Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Thornton?

The current population of Thornton (142,610) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Thornton growing?

Thornton has grown 71.2% since the 2000. Thornton, Colorado is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 85% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Thornton, Colorado?

Thornton has a population density of 3,408.8 people per square mile.

Thornton Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Thornton, Colorado?

The total voting age population of Thornton, Colorado, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 88,107. The voting age population is 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 9.3% of the residents of Thornton are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Thornton, Colorado?

The racial demographics of Thornton are 84.0% White, 4.9% Asian, 4.4% Two or more races, 3.6% Other, 2.1% Black and 1.0% American Indian. Additionally, 34.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado residents are below the poverty line?

In Thornton, 8.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 11.5%. On a per-household basis, 6.8% of families are below the poverty line in Thornton.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 73.6% of Thornton residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Thornton, Colorado residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.2% of Thornton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 29.0% have a bachelor's degree and 8.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Thornton residents aged 5 and older, 24.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 18.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.3% speak an Asian language.

Thornton Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Thornton, Colorado?

The unemployment rate in Thornton is 3.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado residents work for the government?

In Thornton, 12.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Thornton, Colorado?

The median household income in Thornton is $79,411.

Thornton Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Thornton, Colorado?

In Thornton, 72.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Thornton, Colorado?

Renters occupy 27.2% of housing units in Thornton.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Thornton, 0.3% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Thornton, Colorado housing units were built after 2000?

In Thornton, 36.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 17,400 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Thornton, Colorado?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Thornton is $1,495.

What percentage of households in Thornton, Colorado have broadband internet?

In Thornton, 89.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Thornton Population By Year

Population Graph For Thornton
Year Population Rank in US
2021 142,610 193
2020 142,166 192
2019 141,464 190
2018 139,436 194
2017 136,978 192
2016 136,703 191
2015 133,451 196
2014 130,307 197
2013 127,359 205
2012 124,140 212
2011 121,690 212
2010 118,772 212
2000 83,269 318
1990 55,146 452

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
183 Bridgeport, Connecticut 148,333 6.2%
184 Denton, Texas 148,146 77.1%
185 Rockford, Illinois 147,711 -2.7%
186 Mesquite, Texas 147,691 18.1%
187 Savannah, Georgia 147,088 10.8%
188 Syracuse, New York 146,103 0.0%
189 McAllen, Texas 143,920 34.4%
190 Torrance, California 143,600 3.8%
191 Olathe, Kansas 143,014 52.3%
192 Visalia, California 142,978 49.5%
193 Thornton, Colorado 142,610 71.2%
194 Fullerton, California 141,874 12.1%
195 Gainesville, Florida 140,398 24.2%
196 Waco, Texas 139,594 21.7%
197 West Valley City, Utah 139,110 27.3%
198 Warren, Michigan 138,130 0.0%
199 Hampton, Virginia 137,746 -5.9%
200 Dayton, Ohio 137,571 -17.0%
201 Columbia, South Carolina 137,541 15.2%
202 Orange, California 137,264 5.6%
203 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 136,467 12.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Colorado

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
158 Fort Collins 168,538 40.3%
166 Lakewood 156,605 8.4%
193 Thornton 142,610 71.2%
230 Arvada 123,436 20.7%
257 Westminster 114,561 13.0%
271 Pueblo 112,368 10.0%
283 Greeley 109,323 39.4%
291 Centennial 106,966 4.4%
307 Boulder 104,175 10.1%
326 Longmont 100,758 39.4%
469 Loveland 77,194 48.7%
479 Castle Rock 76,353 264.9%
490 Broomfield 75,325 90.3%

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