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Total population: 117,003 (Urban population: 116,696, Rural population: 307 (all nonfarm))

Thornton,CO index of house prices


Houses: 29,481 (28,834 occupied: 22,471 owner occupied, 6,363 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

26%

Housing density: 1097 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $376,969.


Median contract rent in 2009: $845 (lower quartile is $686, upper quartile is $1,081)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $816


Median gross rent in Thornton, CO in 2009: $971


Housing units in Thornton with a mortgage: 16,441 (3,870 second mortgage, 1,544 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,691


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,511


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $47,212


Median monthly housing costs: $1,416





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $209,500 (it was $152,100 in 2000)
Thornton:

$209,500
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,100 - $261,500

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $204,186
Here:

$204,186
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,806
Here:

$167,806
State:

$250,501

In 2-unit structures: $100,557
Here:

$100,557
State:

$264,083

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,411
Here:

$196,411
State:

$224,676

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,096
Here:

$131,096
State:

$210,473

Mobile homes: $50,392
Here:

$50,392
State:

$53,488

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,454
Here:

$2,454
State:

$69,208

Median year house/condo built: 1994

Median year apartment built: 1989

Household type by relationship:

Households: 81,886
  • In family households: 72,238 (16,716 male householders, 5,085 female householders)
    17,160 spouses, 27,336 children (24,852 natural, 820 adopted, 1,664 stepchildren), 1,284 grandchildren, 800 brothers or sisters, 460 parents, 1,293 other relatives, 2,104 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,648 (4,046 male householders (2,699 living alone)), 3,171 female householders (2,692 living alone)), 2,431 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 547 (490 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,499 2-persons, 5,378 3-persons, 5,238 4-persons, 2,242 5-persons, 991 6-persons, 453 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,391 1-person, 1,480 2-persons, 229 3-persons, 89 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 11 6-persons.

17,314 married couples with children.
5,196 single-parent households (1,415 men, 3,781 women).

86.5% of residents of Thornton speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 5,646 (6.8%)
(35.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Thornton, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 245
  • 3 rooms: 1,107
  • 4 rooms: 1,536
  • 5 rooms: 3,850
  • 6 rooms: 4,709
  • 7 rooms: 4,589
  • 8 rooms: 3,394
  • 9 or more rooms: 3,028
  • 1 room: 269
  • 2 rooms: 959
  • 3 rooms: 1,215
  • 4 rooms: 1,557
  • 5 rooms: 1,194
  • 6 rooms: 641
  • 7 rooms: 264
  • 8 rooms: 154
  • 9 or more rooms: 110
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Thornton, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 195
  • 1 bedroom: 701
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,732
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,083
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,773
  • 5+ bedrooms: 987
  • no bedroom: 319
  • 1 bedroom: 2,051
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,398
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,251
  • 4 bedrooms: 281
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
Cars and other vehicles available in Thornton, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 324
  • 1 vehicle: 4,833
  • 2 vehicles: 10,859
  • 3 vehicles: 4,659
  • 4 vehicles: 1,246
  • 5+ vehicles: 550
  • no vehicle: 653
  • 1 vehicle: 2,935
  • 2 vehicles: 2,226
  • 3 vehicles: 424
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 52

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,093
  • 2000 to 2004: 9,557
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,549
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,262
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,758
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,600
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,480
  • 1940 to 1949: 124
  • 1939 or earlier: 385

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Thornton, CO house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Thornton, CO:

  • Less than $10,000: 270
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 203
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 412
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 258
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 276
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 313
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 275
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 586
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 486
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 361
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 258
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 211
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 218
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 744
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 1796
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 2374
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 3983
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 7614
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 4338
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 3071
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 611
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 401
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 22
  • $1,000,000 or more: 13
 


Thornton rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Thornton:

  • Less than $100: 41 people
  • $100 to $149: 12
  • $150 to $199: 47
  • $200 to $249: 25
  • $250 to $299: 17
  • $300 to $349: 39
  • $350 to $399: 49
  • $400 to $449: 32
  • $450 to $499: 77
  • $500 to $549: 216
  • $550 to $599: 339
  • $600 to $649: 237
  • $650 to $699: 403
  • $700 to $749: 504
  • $750 to $799: 630
  • $800 to $899: 1,223
  • $900 to $999: 1,451
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 2,199
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 1,129
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 988
  • $2,000 or more: 175
  • No cash rent: 202
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,585
  • 1990 to 1994: 943
  • 1985 to 1989: 671
  • 1980 to 1984: 980
  • 1975 to 1979: 568
  • 1970 to 1974: 360
  • 1970 to 1974: 117
  • 1965 to 1969: 422


Thornton, CO Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 42.9%
Number of people working at home: 1,248 (2.9% of all workers)


Thornton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 440
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2376
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4073
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5647
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6892
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3505
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7939
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1611
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2231
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4495
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2115
  • 90 or more minutes: 927
 


Thornton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 34,358 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 5,433 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,600 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 31 (0%)
  • Railroad: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 39 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 48 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 96 (0%)
  • Walked: 368 (1%)
  • Other means: 255 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,248 (3%)
 


Thornton, CO household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 918
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 858
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1238
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 1144
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 1584
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 1722
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1652
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 2010
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1755
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 3524
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 4710
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 4512
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1840
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 793
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 464
  • $200,000 or more: 294
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 21055
 German: 13823
 Irish: 6364
 English: 5087
 United States or American: 3939
 Italian: 3659
 Norwegian: 1610
 French (except Basque): 1580
 Swedish: 1311
 Polish: 1299
 Scotch-Irish: 1094
 Scottish: 909
 Dutch: 842
 European: 701
 Danish: 447
 Czech: 439
 Welsh: 417
 Russian: 343
 French Canadian: 324
 Greek: 287
 Subsaharan African:: 280
 British: 273
 Hungarian: 219
 Swiss: 203
 Austrian: 202
 Czechoslovakian: 169
 Arab:: 161
 Scandinavian: 154
 South African: 121
 Ukrainian: 120
 Portuguese: 118
 Finnish: 95
 Lebanese: 86
 African: 80
 Nigerian: 79
 Canadian: 75
 Iranian: 73
 Lithuanian: 71
 Afghan: 62
 Yugoslavian: 58
 Croatian: 57
 Slovak: 53
 Northern European: 46
 Pennsylvania German: 46
 Slovene: 40
 Slavic: 40
 Armenian: 35
 Belgian: 31
 Egyptian: 30
 Turkish: 29
 Romanian: 26
 Eastern European: 24
 Celtic: 20
 Acadian/Cajun: 20
 German Russian: 19
 Syrian: 17
 Arab/Arabic: 16
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 13
 Jamaican: 13
 Other Arab: 12
 Brazilian: 11
 Bulgarian: 10
 Estonian: 10
 Basque: 8
 Australian: 8
 Maltese: 7
 Israeli: 5


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Mexico (50%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Poland (3%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41801
  • Northeast: 4018
  • Midwest: 14498
  • South: 6015
  • West: 9758

42% of Thornton residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Colorado.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 124
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 89
  • 5th and 6th grade: 270
  • 7th and 8th grade: 412
  • 9th grade: 412
  • 10th grade: 588
  • 11th grade: 589
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,114
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,283
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,166
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,403
  • Associate degree: 2,091
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,822
  • Master's degree: 881
  • Professional school degree: 235
  • Doctorate degree: 136

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 206
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 89
  • 5th and 6th grade: 215
  • 7th and 8th grade: 397
  • 9th grade: 452
  • 10th grade: 581
  • 11th grade: 709
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,155
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,985
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,443
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,017
  • Associate degree: 2,107
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,667
  • Master's degree: 979
  • Professional school degree: 154
  • Doctorate degree: 16

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 2.6%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.3%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 4.5%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 8.6%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 8.9%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 3.3%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 5.7%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 5.7%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 13.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 7.9%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 7.6%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 5.4%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $62,845
  • Black householders: $33,517
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $79,085
  • Asian householders: $63,986
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $79,694
  • Some other race householders: $71,101
  • Two or more races householders: $74,074
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $50,682
Thornton household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Thornton household income for Black householders
Thornton household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Thornton household income for Asian householders
Thornton household income for Some other race householders
Thornton household income for Two or more races householders
Thornton household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Thornton marital status for males
Thornton marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $226,717
  • Black or African American householders: $225,064
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $197,103
  • Asian householders: $245,862
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $309,911
  • Some other race householders: $205,367
  • Two or more races householders: $206,056
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $210,464

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,166
  • One, attached: 2,248
  • Two: 127
  • 3 or 4: 819
  • 5 to 9: 1,063
  • 10 to 19: 1,954
  • 20 to 49: 1,326
  • 50 or more: 704
  • Mobile homes: 3,066
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 8 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Thornton:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Thornton
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.3%)
  • Electricity (12.1%)
  • Utility gas (63.6%)
  • Electricity (34.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 708
Here:

6.2%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 232
Here:

5.3%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 781
Here:

21.4%
Colorado:

16.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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