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Thornton is a city in Adams County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.
The community was named for Gov. Dan Thornton.
The latitude of Thornton is 39.868N. The longitude is -104.971W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,351 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 96,584.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Thornton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80241 ZIP code.
20% of Thornton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thornton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thornton was $21,471, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Thornton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Thornton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $730. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,255.
Libraries in Thornton include Thornton Branch Library ... View libraries
Adams County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thornton political report.
The average commute time for Thornton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Thornton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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