Thornton, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 127,359 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +54.6%
Males: 63,660  (50.0%)
Females: 63,699  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  31.9 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 80233.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,972 (it was $54,445 in 2000)
Thornton:

$60,972
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,238 (it was $21,471 in 2000)

Thornton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $194,800 (it was $152,100 in 2000)
Thornton:

$194,800
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $208,474; Detached houses: $232,264; Townhouses or other attached units: $153,490; In 2-unit structures: $115,622; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,283; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $68,450; Mobile homes: $46,993

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,070.

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  • White alone - 76,083 (61.3%)
  • Hispanic - 37,647 (30.3%)
  • Asian alone - 6,978 (5.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,976 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,158 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 122 (0.10%)
  • American Indian alone - 89 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 78 (0.06%)

Races in Thornton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thornton: 106.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (8.7%), United States (7.4%), English (6.7%), Italian (3.3%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 6/12/1956

Elevation: 5342 feet

Land area: 26.9 square miles.

Population density: 4,741 people per square mile   (average).

Thornton,CO real estate house value index trend

Thornton, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornton city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

12,455 residents are foreign born

This city:  10.0%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 116 registered sex offenders living in Thornton, Colorado as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thornton to the number of sex offenders is 1,070 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,627 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,299 (0.9%)

Thornton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (2.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (591.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Northglenn, CO (1.2 miles ), West Adams, CO (1.7 miles ), Welby, CO (2.0 miles ), Federal Heights, CO (2.0 miles ), Derby, CO (2.2 miles ), Sherrelwood, CO (2.2 miles ), Commerce City, CO (2.3 miles ), Shaw Heights, CO (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 1256 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2006: 1000 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2007: 484 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2008: 295 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2009: 240 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2010: 185 buildings, average cost: $242,900
  • 2011: 245 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2012: 307 buildings, average cost: $236,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.90 N, Longitude: 104.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -35,560 (-28.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,773 (17.6%)

Thornton household income distribution Thornton home values distribution

Crime rates in Thornton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2115414241501
per 100,000 2.41.21.25.34.11.03.71.83.50.94.20.00.8
Rapes 34324137716975725566425058
per 100,000 41.337.847.539.172.766.770.063.647.956.235.041.447.1
Robberies 46505856486146507461555041
per 100,000 55.959.167.259.249.258.942.944.164.452.045.841.433.3
Assaults 335393344298156237241256238168N/A595232
per 100,000 407.2464.5398.5315.2159.7229.0224.9226.0207.1143.1N/A492.4188.4
Burglaries 536606702603612672722740672683555513476
per 100,000 651.4716.2813.3637.8626.7649.4673.7653.2584.7581.7462.5424.5386.6
Thefts 3,0333,4643,6763,6542,8763,4023,3392,8172,6602,7292,7662,6442,431
per 100,000 3686.34093.94258.83865.02944.93287.43115.62486.62314.62324.22305.22188.01974.6
Auto thefts 486535680634682751650439392420304281350
per 100,000 590.7632.3787.8670.6698.3725.7606.5387.5341.1357.7253.4232.5284.3
Arson 2001343234852282417182524
per 100,000 24.30.015.145.523.646.448.524.720.914.515.020.719.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 402.3435.8460.1401.4353.3378.1365.1308.9285.1270.6N/A299.1230.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Thornton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 215 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Colorado average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +27,008 (+48.8%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Thornton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Thornton, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thornton-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 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 F3 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Thornton-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 538.3 miles away from Thornton center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 418.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 270.1 miles away from Thornton center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 369.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thornton topographic map

Birthplace of: Edward Casso - Politician, Adrian Mora - Boxer, Calvin White - College basketball player (Navy Midshipmen), Kyle Sleeth - Baseball player.

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Thornton:

  • COLUMBIA NORTH SUBURBAN REHAB HOSPITAL (9191 GRANT ST)
  • NORTH SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 9191 GRANT ST)
  • THORNTON DIALYSIS (DVA) (8800 FOX DR)
  • THORNTON KIDNEY CENTER LLC (ARA) (8451 PEARL STREET)
  • ALPINE LIVING CENTER (501 EAST THORNTON PARKWAY)
  • ELMS HAVEN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (12080 BELLAIRE WAY)
  • NORTH VALLEY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL-NF (8451 PEARL STREET)
  • VILLAS AT SUNNY ACRES, THE (2501 E 104TH AVE)
  • VISTA VIEW CARE CENTER (8451 PEARL STREET)

Heliports located in Thornton:

Amtrak stations 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.
  • 16 miles: DENVER INTERNATIONAL AP'T (DENVER, DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: LONGMONT (615 N. MAUB ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/Universities in Thornton:

  • Everest College-Thornton (Full-time enrollment: 528; Location: 9065 Grant St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/thornton)
  • Empire Beauty School-Thornton (FT enrollment: 111; Location: 3811 E 120th Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Kaplan College-Denver (Location: 500 E. 84th Ave., W-200; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:

  • Front Range Community College (about 5 miles; Westminster, CO; Full-time enrollment: 14,756)
  • Regis University (about 9 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Community College of Denver (about 12 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)
  • University of Denver (about 15 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)

Public high schools in Thornton:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Thornton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Thornton:

  • A CHILD'S TOUCH (Students: 99; Location: 9141 POZE BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 45; Location: 4200 E 128TH AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Thornton, map of school districts: NORTHGLENN-THORNTON 12, MAPLETON 1

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Notable locations in Thornton: Thorncreek Municipal Golf Course (A), Washington Square Business Center (B), Thornton High School Football Stadium (C), Skyview Academy High School Football Stadium (D), Thorncreek Golf Course (E), Anythink Huron Street Library (F), Thornton Police Department (G), Anythink Washington Street Library (H), Thornton Fire Department Station 5 (I), Thornton Fire Department Station 4 (J), Thornton Fire Department Station 3 (K), Thornton Fire Department Station 2 (L), Thornton Fire Department Station 1 (M), Thornton Fire Department Administration (N), Thornton City Hall (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Merchants Park Shopping Center (1), Colorado Marketplace Shopping Center (2), Mission Trace At Thorton Shopping Center (3), Pinnacle At Horizon Shopping Center (4), Sunrise Village Shopping Center (5), Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center (6), Thornton Place Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Thornton: ULTIMATE ELECTRONICS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Thornton include: Agape Bible Church (A), Thornton United Methodist Church (B), North Hills Church of God (C), Mountain View Lutheran Church (D), Berean Church (E), Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (F), Village Baptist Church (G), North Metro Church (H), Lord of Life Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Highland Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Grasmer Lake (A), Metzger Reservoir (B), Ohio Lake Reservoir (C), Sunny Acres Reservoir (D), Niver Creek Detention Reservoir (E), Eagle Lake (F), Cole Reservoir (G), Lutz Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thornton include: Woodglen Park (1), Riverdale Park (2), Woodglen Meadows Park (3), Glencoe Park (4), Community Park (5), Holly Park (6), Aspen Park (7), Briar Ridge Park (8), Cherry Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Crossland - Denver/Thornton (8750 Grant St) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 108. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

108
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.330. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.330
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 18.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.42
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 26.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00504. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00504
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.8%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.1%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Thornton in 2010:

  • 430 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Thornton in 2000:

  • 430 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 26 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Thornton, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Thornton compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Banks with most branches in Thornton (2011 data):

  • FirstBank: 136th And Colorado Branch, 104th &colorado Branch, 120th/Colorado Branch, 104th/Washington Branch. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $11,597.1 mil, Deposits: $10,530.4 mil, headquarters in Lakewood, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 130 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Holding Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Thorncreek Center Branch, Thornton Branch, 98th & Grant Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Washington Thornton Branch, Colorado & 136th Banking Center, Colorado & 104th Banking Center. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • KeyBank National Association: 128th Thornton Branch at 12801 Colorado Blvd., branch established on 2009/09/14; Thornton Keycenter Branch at 104 Avenue & Colorado Boulevard, branch established on 2003/12/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Thornton Branch at 4301 East 120th Avenue, branch established on 2000/10/16; Thornton King Soopers Branch at 13700 Colorado Boulevard, branch established on 2003/11/05. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Thornton Branch at 12000 North Washington, branch established on 1981/05/04; Thornton Plaza at 12080 Colorado Boulevard, branch established on 1995/01/05. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Summit Bank & Trust: Larkridge Branch at 16501 Washington Street, branch established on 2007/05/14. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $101.1 mil, Deposits: $81.2 mil, headquarters in Broomfield, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: 98th And Grant Branch at 9801 Grant Street, branch established on 2008/12/03. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • North Valley Bank: at 9001 North Washington Street, branch established on 1963/02/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $131.2 mil, Deposits: $114.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Investment Company
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Thornton, Colorado:

  • Double Tree By Hilton, 83 E 120th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233 , Phone: (303) 920-8000, Fax: (303) 280-1969
  • Motel 6, 6 W 83RD PL, Thornton, CO 80221 , Phone: (303) 429-1550, Fax: (303) 427-7513
  • Sleep Inn North Denver, 12101 N Grant St, Thornton, CO 80233 , Phone: (303) 280-9818, Fax: (303) 280-6361
  • Hampton Inn, 243 E 120TH Ave, Thornton, CO 80233 , Phone: (303) 451-7900
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites- Denver North-Thornton, 12030 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80241 , Phone: (303) 452-0800
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thornton, Colorado

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 (82%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.35%
Here: 30.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents54.7%6.2%4.0%3.7%3.6%
Congregations5.2%8.7%1.2%4.0%5.2%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.3%2.9%2.6%2.4%16.7%
Congregations7.5%4.6%3.5%1.2%59.0%
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: 49
Adams County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Adams County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
Adams County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 196
Here:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

24.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 62$417,636$80,8330$0
Other Government Administration 76$419,400$66,2210$0
Judicial and Legal 27$139,233$61,8810$0
Police Protection - Officers 170$1,224,310$86,4220$0
Police - Other 39$134,934$41,5180$0
Firefighters 67$466,726$83,5930$0
Fire - Other 4$32,619$97,8570$0
Streets and Highways 85$505,108$71,3090$0
Solid Waste Management 20$94,518$56,7110$0
Sewerage 3$25,184$100,7360$0
Parks and Recreation 61$318,915$62,737238$258,587
Housing and Community Development(Local) 38$204,592$64,6083$9,591
Natural Resources 4$22,969$68,9070$0
Water Supply 86$472,450$65,9233$9,591
Other and Unallocable 28$120,642$51,7040$0
Totals for Government 770$4,599,236$71,676244$277,769

Thornton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $41,151,000 ($323.11)
    General - Other: $29,054,000 ($228.13)
    Regular Highways: $2,475,000 ($19.43)
    Sewerage: $2,050,000 ($16.10)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,623,000 ($130.52)
    Water Utilities: $14,065,000 ($110.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,023,000 ($86.55)
    Central Staff Services: $9,133,000 ($71.71)
    Regular Highways: $7,955,000 ($62.46)
    Sewerage: $7,843,000 ($61.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,628,000 ($52.04)
    General - Other: $5,816,000 ($45.67)
    Financial Administration: $3,670,000 ($28.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,042,000 ($23.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,608,000 ($20.48)
    Health - Other: $1,795,000 ($14.09)
    General Public Buildings: $1,631,000 ($12.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,163,000 ($9.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,951,000 ($78.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $941,000 ($7.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $912,000 ($7.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $497,000 ($3.90)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($0.13)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,754,000 ($351.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,801,000 ($45.55)

Thornton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,155,000 ($64.03)
    All Other: $6,903,000 ($54.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,342,000 ($34.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,545,000 ($19.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,734,000 ($37.17)
    All Other: $656,000 ($5.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $27,445,000 ($215.49)
    Interest Earnings: $9,997,000 ($78.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,022,000 ($15.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $947,000 ($7.44)
    Rents: $223,000 ($1.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,629,000 ($216.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,926,000 ($70.09)
    General Local Government Support: $214,000 ($1.68)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $56,899,000 ($446.76)
    Property: $15,634,000 ($122.76)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,867,000 ($38.21)
    Other License: $4,425,000 ($34.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $460,000 ($3.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $351,000 ($2.76)

Thornton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,522,000 ($1331.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $159,300,000 ($1250.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $66,868,000 ($525.04)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $65,138,000 ($511.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,673,000 ($99.51)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,451,000 ($19.24)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,730,000 ($13.58)

Thornton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,077,000 ($338.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $150,793,000 ($1184.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,190,000 ($535.42)

10.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($90 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.02%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  1.99% ($31,740 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.42% ($35,073)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.25% ($30,991)


9.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.96% ($30,500 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.29% ($32,793)
to Jefferson County, CO  1.27% ($35,754)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thornton:

  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 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.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Thornton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 53
Total length: 308 meters (1,010ft)
Total costs: $8,191,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,539,324
Total average daily truck traffic: 124,300

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 26
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Thornton, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thornton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Thornton, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 301 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thornton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Thornton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 15 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,084$173,636479$149,9912,338$192,06077$61,2023$9,401,923166$120,23463$56,158
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED65$166,19660$110,702252$194,34619$27,7430$010$96,96627$57,047
APPLICATIONS DENIED116$165,56086$136,687728$191,26167$36,6230$052$122,82829$40,922
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN103$173,27177$150,644479$188,72224$64,9522$166,50028$121,2609$65,768
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$199,61114$174,507178$187,44811$80,4350$012$141,2332$120,055

Detailed mortgage data for all 26 tracts in Thornton, CO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED87$211,08284$230,3373$151,237
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$188,61638$218,8516$151,227
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$221,27311$220,2011$123,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$199,8267$231,3800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$193,1361$167,6801$71,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 379
  • Hazardous Condition: 200
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Thornton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thornton, CO
Businesses in Thornton, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Little Caesars Pizza3
AMF Bowling1Long John Silver's1
AT&T2McDonald's7
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Advance Auto Parts3Motherhood Maternity1
Albertsons1Nike6
Arby's2OfficeMax2
AutoZone3Olive Garden1
Barnes & Noble1Outback1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback Steakhouse1
Big O Tires1Panda Express1
Blockbuster2Payless2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Penske1
Burger King1Pier 1 Imports1
Carl\s Jr.1Pizza Hut3
Chick-Fil-A2Popeyes1
Chipotle2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Circle K2Quiznos2
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Costco1Rite Aid2
Cricket Wireless4SONIC Drive-In2
Crossland Economy Studios1Safeway2
DHL1Sam's Club1
Dairy Queen3Sears3
Dennys1Sleep Inn1
Discount Tire1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks9
FedEx5Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway8
GNC1T-Mobile4
GameStop2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block4Taco Bell2
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul2
Jack In The Box1UPS3
Jimmy John's1Village Inn2
Jones New York1Vons2
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens5
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's4
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
LensCrafters1

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1970s (pop 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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