Statewide Claims to Fame

Thornton is 6th in Colorado out of 76 other cities in Current population (2012)

Thornton is 10th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Households

Thornton is 10th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Housing units

Thornton is 12th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Size in square miles

Thornton is 12th in Colorado out of 95 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Thornton is 14th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - Asian

Thornton is 14th in Colorado out of 95 other cities in Retail sales

Thornton is 16th in Colorado out of 89 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Thornton is 18th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Current population (2012) 124,140 6th 5,187,582 313,914,040
Size in square miles 34.8 12th 103,641.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,408.8 18th 48.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Residents younger than 5 8.6% 31st 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.5% 28th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 6.5% 89th 11.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.3% 71st 89.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.4% 68th 36.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Race - White 77.4% 80th 88.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.8% 21st 4.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.1% 40th 1.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.4% 14th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 46th 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.8% 24th 2.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 31.7% 27th 21.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 59.9% 83rd 69.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Female residents 50.5% 50th 49.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 10.5% 32nd 9.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Housing units 43,230 10th 2,224,603 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 22.0% 46th 25.7% 25.9%
Households 39,582 10th 1,941,193 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 72.4% 45th 66.8% 66.1%
Home median value $212,100 66th $236,700 $186,200
People per household 2.9 25th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Income per capita $26,746 65th $30,816 $27,915
Income per household $66,827 43rd $57,685 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.1% 59th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Thornton Rank Colorado US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 8,273 12th 547,770 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,266,960 14th $65,896,788 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,450 55th $13,609 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $135,451 16th $11,440,395 $613,795,732

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