Thornton Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Thornton is 142,599. 28.27% is under 18, while 10.68% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 6.57% of the population was five years old or younger, 28.27% were 18 years or younger and 20.76% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 49.41% female and 50.59% male.

Thornton Housing

According to the US Census, Thornton has 48,948 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Thornton was 98.60%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $449,200

Thornton Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Some Other Race Alone constitute 73.17% of Thornton's population. Residents of the city who were Asian Alone, made up 5.96% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Black Or African American Alone, constituting 2.09% of the city's population and American Indian And Alaska Native Alone at 1.51%

White Alone60.11%
Some Other Race Alone13.06%
Asian Alone5.96%
Black Or African American Alone2.09%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone1.51%
White Black Or African American0.71%

How Educated is Thornton

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 22.6% of Thornton residents had a bachelor's degree, while 9.1% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 31.70% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Thornton CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher84.3%
Some College Or Associates Degree34.6%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency27.2%
Bachelors Degree22.6%
Some College No Degree20.8%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher19.7%

Average Income in Thornton

The median household income in Thornton is $93,873. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $93,873.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $102,982 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $113,939.

A closer examination of the income groups of Thornton households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $100,000 and $149,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $75,000 and $99,999 (17.2%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (9.9%). 1.7% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$113,939
Nonfamily households$59,043