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Population in 2012: 530 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 

Males: 244  (46.2%)
Females: 286  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76687.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,064 (it was $26,607 in 2000)
Thornton:

$40,064
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,614

Thornton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,656 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Thornton:

$70,656
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $100,386; Detached houses: $102,651; Mobile homes: $88,342

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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  • White alone - 437 (83.1%)
  • Hispanic - 61 (11.6%)
  • Black alone - 18 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thornton: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (11.2%), English (9.2%), Norwegian (6.3%), United States (6.3%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 489 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 535 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornton town:

  • Never married: 11.0%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Thornton, Texas as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Thornton to the number of sex offenders is 76 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $460 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (35.7 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (95.2 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (96.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Kosse, TX (2.8 miles ), Groesbeck, TX (2.9 miles ), Personville, TX (3.8 miles) , Perry, TX (4.1 miles) , Reagan, TX (4.1 miles) , Mart, TX (4.2 miles ), Bremond, TX (4.2 miles ), Mexia, TX (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 31.41 N, Longitude: 96.57 W

Area code: 254

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-2.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Thornton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Thornton town center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/10/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 77 people.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Limestone County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Thornton:

  • JANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)
  • WINDSOR HEALTHCARE RESIDENCE LTD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)
  • WINDSOR MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Thornton, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:

  • Baylor University (about 34 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,993)
  • Texas State Technical College Waco (about 34 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • McLennan Community College (about 38 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • Navarro College (about 47 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)
  • Temple College (about 52 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Texas A & M University (about 57 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 43,338)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 58 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,379)

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Limestone 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: 11.4%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 8.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Thornton, TX

Thornton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Thornton (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Thornton Branch at Highway 14, branch established on 1946/04/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $126.7 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, headquarters in Groesbeck, TX, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Groesbeck Bancshares, Inc.

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 (43%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Thornton town (based on Limestone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents51.1%15.3%8.9%6.4%5.1%
Congregations24.6%13.1%21.3%1.6%13.1%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.0%2.9%2.4%1.8%2.1%
Congregations4.9%6.6%3.3%1.6%9.8%
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: 6
Limestone County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Limestone County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Limestone County:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Limestone County:

28.3%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

15.7%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,020
Water Supply 1$2,210$26,5200$0
Totals for Government 1$2,210$26,5201$1,020

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $59,000 ($111.32)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($67.92)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($47.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($41.51)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($35.85)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($20.75)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($5.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.89)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($67.92)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $38,000 ($71.70)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($50.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($28.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($158.49)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($32.08)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($22.64)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($15.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $253,000 ($477.36)

7.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Texas average:

8.37%

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 McLennan County, TX  1.11% ($23,654 average AGI)
from Freestone County, TX  1.03% ($41,861)
from Harris County, TX  0.43% ($49,200)


7.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Texas average:

7.44%

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 McLennan County, TX  1.63% ($24,649 average AGI)
to Freestone County, TX  0.92% ($30,500)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.36% ($33,840)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thornton:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thornton:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYCX-FM (104.9 FM; MEXIA, TX; Owner: MJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXCS (103.9 FM; CAMERON, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Thornton:

  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)

Thornton fatal accident list:

Dec 14, 1986 02:22 AM, 14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K5RXQ
    Grant Date: 04/26/1988, Expiration Date: 04/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2000
    Registrant: Amon L Walker, Thornton, TX 76687
  • Call Sign: KB5WTA, Licensee ID: L00580451
    Grant Date: 10/19/2012, Expiration Date: 01/05/2023, Certifier: Burnett Wallace
    Registrant: Burnett Wallace, 1850 Lcr 750, Thornton, TX 76687
  • Call Sign: WB5QCI, Licensee ID: L00181740
    Grant Date: 09/05/1996, Expiration Date: 01/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/24/2000
    Registrant: Judith R Comstock, Rt 3 Box 124, Thornton, TX 76687
  • Call Sign: K5THC, Previous Call Sign: WA5ACF, Licensee ID: L00209398
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 05/30/2021, Certifier: Thomas H Casey
    Registrant: Thomas H Casey, 11453 Lakeshore Drive, Thornton, TX 76687
  • Call Sign: KE5MZL, Licensee ID: L01254702
    Grant Date: 03/08/2007, Expiration Date: 03/08/2017, Certifier: Lisa A Carter
    Registrant: Lisa A Carter, 924lcr 758, Thornton, TX 76687
  • Call Sign: KF5QJA, Licensee ID: L01712858
    Grant Date: 05/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/25/2022, Certifier: James D Brown
    Registrant: James D Brown, 1105 Tyler, Thornton, TX 76687


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


Most common first names in Thornton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2175.9 years
James1772.9 years
Mary1383.1 years
William1276.8 years
Robert1075.0 years
Willie882.8 years
Henry877.8 years
Charles773.8 years
George670.2 years
Ruth682.5 years
Most common last names in Thornton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cox1678.3 years
Jones1277.0 years
Thompson1181.7 years
Baldwin975.3 years
Turner974.2 years
Stutts884.0 years
Rasco886.1 years
White877.8 years
Reynolds880.0 years
Bates779.3 years
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