Thornton, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 408 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 209  (51.2%)
Females: 199  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50479.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,124 (it was $35,125 in 2000)
Thornton:

$52,124
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,077 (it was $16,622 in 2000)

Thornton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,176 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Thornton:

$83,176
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $162,756; detached houses: $166,124; townhouses or other attached units: $202,040; in 2-unit structures: $106,388; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $180,048; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,704; mobile homes: $29,611

Median gross rent in 2017: $565.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thornton: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.5%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thornton, IA (2010)
    • 41598.3%White alone
    • 30.7%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Black alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Thornton, Iowa as of September 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thornton is 486 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (44.5%), Irish (19.1%), English (10.0%), Norwegian (6.2%), American (5.3%), Danish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/22/1892

Elevation: 1183 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (very low).

Thornton, Iowa map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $938 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $808 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (61.3 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (139.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (301.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Swaledale, IA (2.0 miles),
Meservey, IA (2.3 miles ),
Sheffield, IA (3.0 miles ),
Burchinal, IA (3.1 miles),
Rockwell, IA (3.2 miles ),
Alexander, IA (3.3 miles),
Chapin, IA (3.4 miles),
Goodell, IA (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 93.38 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Thornton, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thornton, IA in 2017
Thornton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $92,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $260,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Thornton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Thornton, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in Thornton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.2%)
  • Food (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Construction (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Thornton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)

Average climate in Thornton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Thornton, Iowa average temperatures Thornton, Iowa average precipitation Thornton, Iowa humidity Thornton, Iowa wind speed Thornton, Iowa snowfall Thornton, Iowa sunshine Thornton, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Thornton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Thornton city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 18.0 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thornton-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 229.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 423.7 miles away from Thornton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 314.3 miles away from Thornton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 404.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from Thornton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cerro Gordo County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thornton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thornton:

  • ROCKWELL COMMUNITY NURSING HOM (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROCKWELL, IA)
  • BELMOND #2 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE-EXECUTIVE COTTAGE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, IA)
  • BELMOND #1 (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; GARNER, IA)
  • IOWA ODD FELLOWS AND ORPHANS HOM (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 20 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 53 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Riverland Community College (about 55 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 56 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 65 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Iowa State University (about 65 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 79 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Library in Thornton:

  • THORNTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $43,137; Location: 412 MAIN; 11,936 books; 88 audio materials; 590 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thornton: Farmers Co-op Company Elevator (A), Pleasant Valley Golf Club (B), Thornton (C), Thornton Public Library (D), Thornton Town Hall (E), Thornton Emergency Group (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thornton include: Richland Lutheran Church (A), Methodist Church (B), Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Thornton: Ingebretson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cerro Gordo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.5%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Thornton (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank and Trust Company: Thornton Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $430.7 mil, Deposits: $342.8 mil, headquarters in Charles City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Thornton:

Marital status in Thornton, IA
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thornton, IA (based on Cerro Gordo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant15,23129
Evangelical Protestant6,87130
Catholic6,6725
Other9706
Orthodox2001
None14,207-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Here:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
This county:

11.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.1%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.5%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Thornton:

48.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Thornton:

28.3
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thornton:

7.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thornton:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

54.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thornton, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$1,700$20,4000$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,596$31,1520$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,406
Water Supply 0$0 2$794
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,121
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$194
Totals for Government 2$4,296$25,7768$3,515

Thornton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $64,000 ($156.86)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($115.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($105.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000 ($88.24)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($61.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($58.82)
    Libraries: $22,000 ($53.92)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($34.31)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($31.86)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($17.16)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($9.80)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($7.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($7.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $3,000 ($7.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $108,000 ($264.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($19.61)

Thornton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $79,000 ($193.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($102.94)
    Other: $1,000 ($2.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000 ($31.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($26.96)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.90)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($2.45)
    Rents: $1,000 ($2.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($176.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000 ($71.08)
    Other: $1,000 ($2.45)
  • Tax - Property: $92,000 ($225.49)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $67,000 ($164.22)
    Other License: $2,000 ($4.90)

Thornton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($453.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000 ($367.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000 ($85.78)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $134,000 ($328.43)
    End of Fiscal Year: $125,000 ($306.37)

Thornton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $454,000 ($1112.75)

5.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hancock County, IA  0.41% ($33,889 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.40% ($37,239)
from Worth County, IA  0.34% ($32,683)


5.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  0.48% ($42,905 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.35% ($34,968)
to Hancock County, IA  0.35% ($36,721)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thornton:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thornton:

  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Thornton:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 67.9mTotal length
  • 131,650Total average daily traffic
  • 34,033Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,170Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thornton, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 161970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thornton, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thornton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 42.890806 Lon: -93.412694, Call Sign: WNMO430,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 07/04/2013, Expiration Date: 09/12/2023, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 42.943583 Lon: -93.383556, Call Sign: WQGE397, Licensee ID: L01224595,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.562 MHz, 460.562 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2016, Expiration Date: 12/21/2026, Certifier: Wayne Koehler, Registrant: Thornton Emergency Group, 404 Main Street, Thornton, IA 50479, Phone: (641) 998-2415

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • THORNTON, 8262 125th Street (Lat: 42.945694 Lon: -93.354000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WPUW261,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/14/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • THORNTON, 0.2 Mi West Of Interstate 35 And 2.4 Mi North Of The Cerro Gordo County Line (Lat: 42.943056 Lon: -93.354167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQPQ310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • DM03IP407, 850b 250th St. (Lat: 42.893000 Lon: -93.356639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQST581,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • Thornton, Thornton (Lat: 42.943611 Lon: -93.380361), Type: Silo, Structure height: 48 m, Overall height: 49 m, Call Sign: WRDE222,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2019, Expiration Date: 04/05/2029, Certifier: Ryan Malek, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W0EVR, Grant Date: 10/21/1997, Expiration Date: 10/21/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/22/2009, Registrant: Oscar M Floy, 2551 Eagle Ave, Thornton, IA 50479-8757
  • Call Sign: KE0KAT, Licensee ID: L02045412, Grant Date: 08/15/2016, Expiration Date: 08/15/2026, Certifier: David D Dirksen, Registrant: David D Dirksen, 4656 100th St, Thornton, IA 50479
  • Call Sign: KE0KAV, Licensee ID: L02045414, Grant Date: 08/15/2016, Expiration Date: 08/15/2026, Certifier: Elijah R Dirksen, Registrant: Elijah R Dirksen, 4656 100th St, Thornton, IA 50479

Most common first names in Thornton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John775.1 years
Anna689.3 years
Mary578.8 years
Henry578.2 years
Helen579.8 years
Ruth480.0 years
William483.0 years
Grace493.7 years
Dale376.0 years
Mildred384.0 years
Most common last names in Thornton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Floy1673.4 years
Thada778.3 years
Long686.7 years
Miller677.0 years
Wonsmos677.3 years
Jacobsen578.6 years
Christensen578.4 years
Dorenkamp482.8 years
Juhl474.7 years
Ingebretson490.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thornton, IA
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thornton, IA
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 43.3%Electricity
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel


Thornton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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