Thornton, Texas

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Population in 2013: 526 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 248  (47.2%)
Females: 278  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76687.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,079 (it was $26,607 in 2000)
Thornton:

$45,079
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,949 (it was $12,615 in 2000)

Thornton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,696 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Thornton:

$63,696
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,025; Detached houses: $111,401; Mobile homes: $95,882

Median gross rent in 2013: $650.

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  • Races in Thornton, TX (2010)

    Thornton races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thornton: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.9%), German (12.7%), United States (8.4%), Norwegian (6.4%), English (6.1%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 489 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 530 people per square mile   (low).

Thornton,TX real estate house value index trend

Thornton, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornton town:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Thornton, Texas as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thornton to the number of sex offenders is 66 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $985 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $639 (1.3%)

Thornton satellite photo by USGS

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

Thornton household income distribution Thornton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

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

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 Thornton 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 the city 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 Thornton 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 (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.1%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 6.7% 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

Thornton compared to Texas state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Texas average:

14.4

Thornton travel time to work - commute Thornton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
Limestone County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Limestone County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Limestone County:

28.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,392
Water Supply 1$3,831$45,9720$0
Totals for Government 1$3,831$45,9722$2,392

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $59,000 ($112.17)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($68.44)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($47.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($41.83)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($36.12)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($20.91)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($5.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.90)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($1.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($68.44)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $38,000 ($72.24)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($51.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($28.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($159.70)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($32.32)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($22.81)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($15.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $253,000 ($480.99)

7.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Freestone County, TX  1.44% ($41,190 average AGI)
from McLennan County, TX  1.17% ($32,624)
from Dallas County, TX  0.37% ($25,481)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McLennan County, TX  1.16% ($28,774 average AGI)
to Freestone County, TX  0.94% ($34,265)
to Dallas County, TX  0.37% ($37,148)

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 persons involved: 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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