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Thornton, Colorado (CO) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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8.2% of Thornton, CO residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 26.0% less than the poverty level of 10.3% across the entire state of Colorado. Taking into account residents not living in families, 8.2% of high school graduates and 27.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 6.3% among disabled males and 11.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 59.5%. For comparison, it was 20.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Thornton, CO

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Thornton:

8.2%
Whole state:

10.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Thornton:

4.5%
Whole state:

4.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Thornton:

6.3%
Colorado:

12.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 16.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Thornton:

25.6%
Colorado:

25.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Thornton:

11.3%
Colorado:

16.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 14.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Thornton:

29.2%
Colorado:

26.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

59.5%
Residents above poverty level:

20.4%

Poverty by age in Thornton, CO

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Thornton
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Thornton,CO (percentage below poverty level)
  • 21.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 6.0%6 to 11 years
  • 6.2%12 to 14 years
  • 18.0%15 years
  • 4.9%16 and 17 years
  • 15.1%18 to 24 years
  • 6.0%25 to 34 years
  • 7.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.4%45 to 54 years
  • 2.2%55 to 64 years
  • 1.3%65 to 74 years
  • 4.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Thornton
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Thornton,CO (percentage below poverty level)
  • 7.6%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 12.4%6 to 11 years
  • 7.3%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 3.9%16 and 17 years
  • 21.0%18 to 24 years
  • 9.7%25 to 34 years
  • 8.8%35 to 44 years
  • 5.8%45 to 54 years
  • 12.2%55 to 64 years
  • 3.1%65 to 74 years
  • 18.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Thornton, CO
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Thornton,CO (% below half of poverty level)
  • 4.3%Under 5 years
  • 1.3%5 years
  • 3.3%6 to 11 years
  • 3.5%12 to 14 years
  • 5.0%15 years
  • 6.0%16 and 17 years
  • 4.9%18 to 24 years
  • 2.7%25 to 34 years
  • 1.8%35 to 44 years
  • 0.8%45 to 54 years
  • 1.7%55 to 64 years
  • 1.3%65 to 74 years
  • 0.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Thornton, CO

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Thornton, CO
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Thornton, CO (%)
  • 6.2%White
  • 14.2%Black
  • 7.8%American Indian
  • 5.3%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 9.9%Other race
  • 5.7%2+ races
  • 11.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Thornton, CO
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Thornton, CO (absolute numbers)
  • 4,748White
  • 316Black
  • 107American Indian
  • 424Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 483Other race
  • 2662+ races
  • 5,661Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 7.7%Below poverty level
  • 92.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 11.2%Below poverty level
  • 88.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Thornton, CO

Children below poverty level:
Thornton, Colorado:

9.3%
State:

11.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Thornton:

8.2%
Colorado:

15.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Thornton:

27.6%
Colorado:

38.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 32.9%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 67.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Thornton not in families by work experience
  • 3.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 42.3%Worked part-time
  • 53.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 6.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 18.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 17.9%Both worked part-time
  • 28.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 28.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 4.7%1999 to 2000
  • 10.4%1995 to 1998
  • 7.0%1990 to 1994
  • 21.5%1980 to 1989
  • 35.0%1970 to 1979
  • 7.4%1960 to 1969
  • 12.9%1950 to 1959
  • 1.2%1940 to 1949
  • 0.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 6.7%1999 to 2000
  • 22.6%1995 to 1998
  • 8.3%1990 to 1994
  • 21.8%1980 to 1989
  • 26.0%1970 to 1979
  • 4.4%1960 to 1969
  • 9.5%1950 to 1959
  • 0.4%1940 to 1949
  • 0.2%1939 or earlier
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