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Population (year 2000): 82,384. Estimated population in July 2005: 105,182 (+27.7% change)
Males: 40,978 (49.7%), Females: 41,406 (50.3%)

Adams County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $54,445 (year 2000)
Median house value: $162,500 (year 2000)

Thornton, CO residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Thornton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.4%)
  • Hispanic (21.3%)
  • Other race (9.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (23.0%), Irish (13.2%), English (9.9%), Italian (5.8%), United States (4.8%), French (3.8%).Colorado

Elevation: 5342 feet

Land area: 26.9 square miles

Thornton,

For population 25 years and over in Thornton

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornton city

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

6.9% Foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +27,008 (+48.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: CO Denver, (12.2 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (658.6 miles )

Nearest cities: CO Northglenn, (1.9 miles CO (3.9 miles Welby, Heights, CO Federal (4.8 miles CO (5.1 miles Derby, CO (5.4 miles Sherrelwood, City, CO Commerce (5.7 miles Lakes, CO (6.4 miles Twin Washington, CO North (7.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1004 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 1997: 1249 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 1998: 1459 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 1999: 1077 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2000: 893 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2001: 1672 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2002: 1513 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2003: 1435 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2004: 1109 buildings, average cost: $143,400

Latitude: 39.90 N, Longitude: 104.95 W

Thornton, Colorado business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (12.5%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail trade (11.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.5%), Construction (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -21,368 (-25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,919 (15.9%)

Crime in Thornton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 2 2 1 1
    per 100,000 2.4 2.4 1.2 1.2
Rapes 30 34 32 41
    per 100,000 36.4 41.3 38.8 49.8
Robberies 51 46 50 58
    per 100,000 61.9 55.8 60.7 70.4
Assaults 250 335 393 344
    per 100,000 303.5 406.6 477.0 417.6
Burglaries 496 536 606 702
    per 100,000 602.1 650.6 735.6 852.1
Thefts 2,681 3,033 3,464 3,676
    per 100,000 3254.3 3681.5 4204.7 4462.0
Auto thefts 314 486 535 680
    per 100,000 381.1 589.9 649.4 825.4
299.1 357.0 402.0 429.9

Average climate in Thornton, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Thornton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Thornton city center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category 3 tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center .

Birthplace of: Calvin White - College basketball player (Navy Midshipmen).

Main business address for: ULTIMATE ELECTRONICS INC (RETAIL-RADIO TV & CONSUMER ELECTRONICS STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Thornton:
  • MEDIPLEX SPECIALTY HOSPITAL REHAB (8451 PEARL ST)
  • NORTH SUBURBAN MEDICAL CTR (9191 GRANT ST)
  • SUNHEALTH SPECIALTY HOSP-PSYCH SRVCS (8451 PEARL ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Thornton, CO

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thornton:
  • BUCKLEY AFB (about 20 miles; AURORA, CO; ID: BKF)
  • DENVER INTL (about 21 miles; DENVER, CO; ID: DEN)
  • FORT COLLINS-LOVELAND MUNI (about 38 miles; FORT COLLINS/LOVELAND, CO; ID: FNL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Thornton:
  • ERIE MUNICIPAL (about 9 miles; ERIE, CO; ID: 48V)
  • JEFFCO (about 12 miles; DENVER, CO; ID: BJC)
  • BOULDER MUNI (about 21 miles; BOULDER, CO; ID: 1V5)

Amtrak station near Thornton:
  • 11 miles: DENVER (1701 WYNKOOP ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Thornton:
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 371; Location: 500 E 84TH AVE STE B12; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ITT-TECH.EDU)
  • COLUMBINE BEAUTY SCHOOL III (FT enrollment: 55; Location: 3811 E 120TH; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:
  • FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; WESTMINSTER, CO; Full-time enrollment: 6,858)
  • REGIS UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 5,898)
  • EMILY GRIFFITH OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL (about 13 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA (about 16 miles; AURORA, CO; FT enrollment: 2,219)
  • RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; LAKEWOOD, CO; FT enrollment: 3,835)
  • COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (about 21 miles; GOLDEN, CO; FT enrollment: 3,183)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-COLORADO CAMPUS (about 26 miles; LONE TREE, CO; FT enrollment: 3,098)
Public high schools in Thornton:
  • THORNTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,282; Location: 9351 NORTH WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SKYVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,472; Location: 9000 YORK STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • VANTAGE POINT (Students: 267; Location: 455 EAST EPPINGER BOULEVARD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • HIGH PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 455 EAST EPPINGER BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Thornton:
  • SHADOW RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,335; Location: 12551 HOLLY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,309; Location: 13000 LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BERTHA HEID ELEMENTARY CAMPUS (Students: 966; Location: 9150 POZE BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THORNTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 889; Location: 9451 HOFFMAN WAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HUNTERS GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 697; Location: 13222 CORONA STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 683; Location: 9200 YORK STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EAGLEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 4601 SUMMIT GROVE PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHERRY DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 11500 CHERRY DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 618; Location: 3500 SUMMIT GROVE PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SKYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 593; Location: 5021 EAST 123TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Thornton:
  • A CHILD'S TOUCH (Students: 238; Location: 9141 POZE BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTIAN DAY C (Students: 58; Location: 4550 E 128TH AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Thornton:
  • ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,950,728; Location: 8992 N WASHINGTON; 298,896 books; 8,700 audio materials; 4,478 video materials; 623 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Park Hill Golf Club (A).

Shopping Center: Merchants Park Shopping Center (1).

Cemetery: Highland Memorial Gardens (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Grasmer Lake (A), Lutz Reservoir (B), Marshall Reservoir (C), Badding Reservoir (D), Brewer Reservoir (E), Wadley Reservoir Number 3 (F), Wadley Reservoir Number 2 (G), Wadley Reservoir Number 1 (H).

Park in Thornton: Holly Park (1).


Thornton compared to Colorado state average:
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Thornton:
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKFN (950 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KJME (1390 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JO-MOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Thornton:
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Thornton:
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • K66FB (Channel 66; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)

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