Thornton, Texas

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Population in 2017: 528 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 210  (39.8%)
Females: 318  (60.2%)
Median resident age:

45.3 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 76687.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,454 (it was $26,607 in 2000)
Thornton:

$39,454
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,986 (it was $12,615 in 2000)

Thornton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,567 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Thornton:

$80,567
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,543; detached houses: $121,909; mobile homes: $96,993

Median gross rent in 2017: $874.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thornton: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thornton, TX (2010)
    • 43783.1%White alone
    • 6111.6%Hispanic
    • 183.4%Black alone
    • 71.3%Two or more races
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Thornton, Texas as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thornton is 50 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (14.9%), American (14.2%), German (9.9%), English (5.7%), Swedish (5.7%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 489 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 533 people per square mile   (low).

Thornton, Texas map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,211 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $814 (1.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Thornton, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thornton, TX in 2017
Thornton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Thornton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Truck transportation (8.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Truck transportation (12.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.6%)
  • Health care (24.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Thornton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Religious workers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.6%)
  • Bus drivers (7.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)

Average climate in Thornton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thornton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 53% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Thornton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 269.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 410.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from Thornton center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from the city 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 Limestone County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thornton topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • PARK PLAZA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)
  • GROESBECK LTC PARTNERS INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)
  • PARKSIDE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)
  • LIMESTONE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; GROESBECK, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:

  • Baylor University (about 34 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 14,800)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 34 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • McLennan Community College (about 38 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Navarro College (about 47 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Hill College (about 52 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Temple College (about 52 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 57 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)

Points of interest:

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thornton and their reported violations in the past:

RUNNING BRANCH CAMPGROUND & MARINA (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Thornton:

Marital status in Thornton, TX
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 14.5%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thornton, TX (based on Limestone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,83052
Mainline Protestant2,31413
Black Protestant1,0987
Catholic8651
Other2542
None10,023-
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: 6
This county:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Limestone County:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Limestone County:

28.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Limestone County:

13.5%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.0%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.0%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Thornton:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thornton:

21.8%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thornton:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Thornton:

33.8%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

52.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.8%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thornton, TX 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
Water Supply 1$3,831$45,9720$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,392
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$3,831$45,9722$2,392

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($164.77)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($132.58)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($104.17)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($75.76)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($47.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($39.77)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($35.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($5.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($5.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,000 ($143.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($28.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $65,000 ($123.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($60.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($5.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($34.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($17.05)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($5.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($193.18)
  • Tax - Property: $86,000 ($162.88)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $52,000 ($98.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $29,000 ($54.92)
    Other License: $2,000 ($3.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $545,000 ($1032.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $497,000 ($941.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,000 ($90.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $195,000 ($369.32)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,000 ($39.77)

6.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Texas average:

7.43%

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 McLennan County, TX  0.94% ($48,197 average AGI)
from Freestone County, TX  0.79% ($33,917)
from Harris County, TX  0.41% ($67,839)


6.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Texas average:

7.26%

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 McLennan County, TX  1.48% ($35,009 average AGI)
to Freestone County, TX  1.03% ($31,564)
to Dallas County, TX  0.30% ($42,261)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.0mTotal length
  • $8,404,000Total costs
  • 13,170Total average daily traffic
  • 2,261Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,365Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thornton, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thornton, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Thornton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Thornton, Lat: 31.411417 Lon: -96.571778, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJC218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Douglas Campbell, Registrant: Ama Techtel Communications, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79464, Phone: (806) 722-2247, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • Thornton, Lat: 31.411417 Lon: -96.571778, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJC218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Douglas Campbell, Registrant: Ama Techtel Communications, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79464, Phone: (806) 722-2247, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • Thornton, Lat: 31.411417 Lon: -96.571778, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJC218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Douglas Campbell, Registrant: Ama Techtel Communications, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79464, Phone: (806) 722-2247, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • Thornton, Lat: 31.411417 Lon: -96.571778, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJC218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Douglas Campbell, Registrant: Ama Techtel Communications, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79464, Phone: (806) 722-2247, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • LK LIMESTONE, Country Road 746a ( Tx-5047 Lake Limestone) (Lat: 31.346806 Lon: -96.370167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WQWB615,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 07/09/2025, Certifier: Neka Hicks, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thornton)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 22 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Thornton, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.6%), and Structure Fires (20.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Thornton, TX
    • 8665.6%Outside Fires
    • 2720.6%Structure Fires
    • 1410.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 43.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thornton, TX
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thornton, TX
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 47.3%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thornton, TX
  • 42.6%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Wood


Thornton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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