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Population in 2012: 403 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.1%
Males: 215  (53.5%)
Females: 188  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71766.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,466 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Thornton:

$37,466
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,506

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,056 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Thornton:

$46,056
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,609; Detached houses: $55,524; Mobile homes: $35,621

Median gross rent in 2012: $557.

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  • White alone - 261 (64.1%)
  • Black alone - 126 (31.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thornton: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.7%), United States (13.4%), German (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), Subsaharan African (3.6%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 318 feet

Land area: 1.91 square miles.

Population density: 211 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornton city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thornton, Arkansas as of July 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Thornton to the number of sex offenders is 202 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $388 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $312 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (40.5 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (117.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (257.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fordyce, AR (2.2 miles ), Bearden, AR (2.9 miles ), Kingsland, AR (3.6 miles ), Tinsman, AR (3.6 miles) , New Edinburg, AR (3.8 miles) , Hampton, AR (4.1 miles ), East Camden, AR (4.3 miles ), Banks, AR (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 33.78 N, Longitude: 92.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+3.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Thornton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Thornton city center killed 7 people and injured 51 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/21/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Thornton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from Thornton center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from Thornton center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Thornton:

  • DALLAS COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; FORDYCE, AR)
  • DALLAS CO MED CTR HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; FORDYCE, AR)
  • DALLAS COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FORDYCE, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Thornton, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:

  • Henderson State University (about 41 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,863)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 42 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 2,521)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 43 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 55 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 67 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 69 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 71 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is no longer an elementary school in Thornton. It was consolidated with the Bearden and Fordyce schools two years ago.
  • There is no longer an elementary school in Thornton. It was consolidated with the Bearden and Fordyce schools two years ago.

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Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.6%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Thornton, AR

Thornton compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Thornton travel time to work - commute


Thornton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thornton city (based on Calhoun County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.40%
Here59.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents38.1%29.8%9.3%7.3%15.5%
Congregations21.9%25.0%15.6%12.5%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Calhoun County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Calhoun County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

30.7%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,603$19,2360$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$500
Streets and Highways 1$1,001$12,0120$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,001$12,0120$0
Water Supply 1$1,439$17,2681$602
Totals for Government 4$5,044$15,1322$1,102

Thornton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $94,000 ($233.25)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($124.07)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($74.44)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($44.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($42.18)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($29.78)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($2.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $53,000 ($131.51)

Thornton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($37.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $23,000 ($57.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($86.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($54.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($181.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($74.44)
    General Support: $19,000 ($47.15)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $45,000 ($111.66)
    Public Utilities: $19,000 ($47.15)
    Property: $10,000 ($24.81)

Thornton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($200.99)

7.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ouachita County, AR  1.78% ($26,806 average AGI)
from Dallas County, AR  0.98% ($23,529)
from Union County, AR  0.80% ($25,500)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Union County, AR  1.33% ($18,130 average AGI)
to Ouachita County, AR  1.10% ($26,684)
to Dallas County, AR  0.58% ($40,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thornton:

  • KBJT (1570 AM; 1 kW; FORDYCE, AR; Owner: KBJT, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPBA (1270 AM; 5 kW; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: METRO BIRCH ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thornton:

  • KQEW (102.3 FM; FORDYCE, AR; Owner: DALLAS PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBPW (88.1 FM; HAMPTON, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KELD-FM (107.1 FM; HAMPTON, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAMD-FM (97.1 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: CHARLES R. SHINN)
  • KCXY (95.3 FM; EAST CAMDEN, AR; Owner: GARY D. TERRELL D/B/A Y95 RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Thornton:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HO (Channel 69; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K36DR (Channel 36; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Thornton fatal accident list:

May 23, 2006 04:00 PM, Us-79-05a, Lat: 33.790378, Lon: -92.475975, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 26, 1987 12:30 AM, Farrell, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 1986 11:15 AM, Locust, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Trip Barzizza, Sr 205 .75 Mi N Of Us Hwy 79 (Lat: 33.785833 Lon: -92.504444), Type: 89.0, Overall height: 89 m
    Registrant: 9018538943
  • Sr 205 .75 Mi N Of Us Hwy 79 (Lat: 33.785833 Lon: -92.504444), Type: 89.0, Overall height: 89 m
    Registrant: 9018538943

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 0.9 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 33.785917 Lon: -92.504306), Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: KYL79
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/1995, Expiration Date: 04/25/2000, Cancellation Date: 09/03/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (501) 370-7609
  • STATION, Ssw Siding 0.3 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 33.780639 Lon: -92.485694), Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WCF291
    Assigned Frequencies: 2138.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 05/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2002
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-7777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: W3TDV
    Grant Date: 05/28/1991, Expiration Date: 05/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2003
    Registrant: Lewis Garrison, Rt 1 Box 92a, Thornton, AR 71766
  • Call Sign: KD5ZJQ, Licensee ID: L00756038
    Grant Date: 10/17/2003, Expiration Date: 10/17/2013, Certifier: Norajean V Miles
    Registrant: Norajean V Miles, Rr 1 Box 70, Thornton, AR 71766
  • Call Sign: KD5ZJR, Licensee ID: L00756039
    Grant Date: 10/17/2003, Expiration Date: 10/17/2013, Certifier: Georgene F Giddens
    Registrant: Georgene F Giddens, Rt 1 Box 53m, Thornton, AR 71766
  • Call Sign: KE5KJL, Licensee ID: L01190761
    Grant Date: 09/12/2006, Expiration Date: 09/12/2016, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2008, Certifier: Jacob R Ellis
    Registrant: Jacob R Ellis, Thornton, AR 71766
  • Call Sign: KE5NGF, Licensee ID: L01259714
    Grant Date: 03/21/2007, Expiration Date: 03/21/2017, Certifier: Edward O Pennington
    Registrant: Edward O Pennington, Rt 1 Box 55a, Thornton, AR 71766
  • Call Sign: K5SYN, Previous Call Sign: KE5KJL, Licensee ID: L01190761
    Grant Date: 06/03/2008, Expiration Date: 06/03/2018, Certifier: Jacob R Ellis
    Registrant: Jacob R Ellis, 1123 S 1st St, Thornton, AR 71766


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Thornton, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1577.5 years
James971.1 years
George582.8 years
Mary576.2 years
Roy567.6 years
Dorothy475.7 years
Henry474.0 years
Vera485.9 years
William475.8 years
Ella372.7 years
Most common last names in Thornton, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1475.1 years
Hopkins969.5 years
Clemons979.3 years
Evans880.4 years
Steelman874.0 years
Gresham875.6 years
Harper785.5 years
Chambers765.6 years
Braswell775.3 years
Payne683.1 years

Thornton on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
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