For population 25 years and over in Thornton:
For population 15 years and over in Thornton city:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $375 (0.8%)
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) , Hampton, AR (4.1 miles ), East Camden, AR (4.3 miles ), Banks, AR (4.3 miles) , Harrell, AR (4.4 miles ).
Latitude: 33.78 N, Longitude: 92.49 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 870
Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+3.2%).
Work and jobs in Thornton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Thornton, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.5%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
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Religion statistics for Thornton (based on Calhoun County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.40%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
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Thornton government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,053 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,598 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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