Thornton city, Colorado

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Thornton city, Colorado

Thornton city, Colorado
Incorporated:June 12, 1956
Population
- Total:118.772 (2010)
- Density:3.299,2/sq mi (1.305,2/sq km)
Area code(s):203, 720
Time zone:MST (UTC-7)
Summer Time zone:MDT (UTC-6)
Website:www.cityofthornton.net
Area
- Total:37 sq mi (94 sq km)
- Land:36 sq mi (91 sq km)
- Water:2 sq mi (3 sq km)
- % water:3,19 %
Latitude:+39.9180372
Longitude:-104.9454484

Quick information summary of the Thornton city area.

Thornton city is located in the state of Colorado. It occupies the area of 37 square miles. 2 square miles are water areas and 36 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Thornton city lies at +39.9180372, -104.9454484 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 118.772 living in the Thornton city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (77.35%), Some Other Race (11.38%) and Asian (4.39%). Median age is 32 for the males and 32 for the females.

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Statistical data for the Thornton city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
118,772
White alone
91,87677.35 %
Black or African American alone
2,1851.84 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,3171.11 %
Asian alone
5,2124.39 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1350.11 %
Some Other Race alone
13,51711.38 %
Two or More races
4,5303.81 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Thornton city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Thornton city part within the Subdivision
Adams County 441.603- Thornton city part118.772
Brighton CCD 80.401- Thornton city part10.846
Commerce City CCD 29.615- Thornton city part1
West Adams CCD 282.940- Thornton city part107.925
Weld County 252.825- Thornton city part0
Erie-Frederick CCD 37.786- Thornton city part0

Profile of the Thornton city

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Thornton is a city the U.S. state of Colorado. It is considered a suburb of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metropolitan area. The city is located about 10 miles northeast of Denver, which is the state capital of Colorado.

According to the most recent census statistics, the city has a population of close to 119,000. Since 2000, the population of the city has grown by well over 80,000, making Thornton today the sixth most populous city in the state and the 213th most populous city in the country.

The city has a total area of 27 square miles.

There is not much history in Thornton. The area that makes up Thornton today was mostly nothing but farm land until 1953. This is when a man named Sam Hoffman purchased a lot about seven miles north of Denver.

The town that he laid out, which would become Thornton, was the first fully planned community in Adams County, Colorado. The city was named after Former Colorado Governor Dan Thornton.

From there, the city grew very quickly. By the end of 1955, Thornton had 5,500 residents and more than 1,200 homes.

Of course, since it is a suburb of the bigger cities such as Denver and Aurora, most of the people who live in Thornton do not work there. Most people living in the city commute to one of the larger cities of the metropolitan area for work.

In terms of recreation, Thornton has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to parks and trails.

The city has 81 city parks and nearly 2,000 acres of parks and open space, making it perfect for people who enjoy the outdoors.

The city features more than 80 miles of trails. There are also a couple golf courses in the city.

Some of the major highways that run through Thornton include I-25, I-76, SH 7, SH 44, SH 224, and E-470.

Since it is a suburb of Denver, the city is served by the Denver Regional Transportation District, which is what many people who live in Thornton and work in Denver use to get to work and back home.

Naturally, the Denver International Airport is the most important airport located close to the city as well.

Thornton has several shopping areas and malls as well, include the Larkridge Mall, Thornton Town Center, and Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center.

Todd Helton, who is a Major League Baseball player, is one notable person who is from Thornton originally.

Statistical data for the Thornton city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
118,772
White alone
91,87677.35 %
Black or African American alone
2,1851.84 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,3171.11 %
Asian alone
5,2124.39 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1350.11 %
Some Other Race alone
13,51711.38 %
Two or More races
4,5303.81 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
118,772
Not Hispanic or Latino
81,17068.34 %
Hispanic or Latino
37,60231.66 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
118,772
Not Hispanic or Latino
81,17068.34 %
White alone
71,14787.65 %
Black or African American alone
1,9032.34 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5660.70 %
Asian alone
5,0586.23 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
970.12 %
Some Other Race alone
1840.23 %
Two or More races
2,2152.73 %
Hispanic or Latino
37,60231.66 %
White alone
20,72955.13 %
Black or African American alone
2820.75 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7512.00 %
Asian alone
1540.41 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
380.10 %
Some Other Race alone
13,33335.46 %
Two or More races
2,3156.16 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
32
Male
32
Female
32

Household Type

Total
41,359
Family households
30,25473.15 %
Husband-wife family
22,64474.85 %
Other family
7,61025.15 %
Male householder, no wife present
2,55533.57 %
Female householder, no husband present
5,05566.43 %
Nonfamily households
11,10526.85 %
Householder living alone
8,32374.95 %
Householder not living alone
2,78225.05 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Thornton city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Thornton city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Thornton city center

Building

  • Northglenn Police Department [2.35 mi] [3.78 km]
  • Northglenn Recreation Center [2.34 mi] [3.76 km]
  • Arabian Horse Center [3.66 mi] [5.9 km]
  • Westminster Fire Department Station 6 [2.86 mi] [4.61 km]
  • Thornton Fire Department Station 4 [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]

Cemetery

  • Wesley Chapel Cemetery [2.7 mi] [4.35 km]

Church

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [2.39 mi] [3.84 km]
  • Northside Baptist Church [1.84 mi] [2.96 km]
  • Trinity Chrsitian Fellowship Church [0.8 mi] [1.28 km]
  • New Destiny Christian Center [2.1 mi] [3.39 km]
  • Calvary Community Baptist Church [1.21 mi] [1.94 km]
  • Christ The King Fellowship Church [1.27 mi] [2.04 km]
  • Lord of Life Lutheran Church [0.65 mi] [1.04 km]
  • North Metro Church [0.46 mi] [0.73 km]
  • Village Baptist Church [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • Good Shepherd United Methodist Church [0.68 mi] [1.1 km]

Civil

  • City of Northglenn [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • City of Thornton [0.09 mi] [0.14 km]
  • Henderson [3.27 mi] [5.26 km]

Crossing

  • Exit 223 [2.36 mi] [3.8 km]

Dam

  • Webster Lake East Dam [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Ohio Lake Dam [1.51 mi] [2.42 km]
  • East Lake Number 2 Dam [0.53 mi] [0.86 km]
  • East Lake Number 1 Dam [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • Johnson Dam [1.78 mi] [2.86 km]
  • Koleski Number 2 Dam [2.4 mi] [3.87 km]
  • East Lake Number 3 Dam [0.51 mi] [0.83 km]
  • Ginther Number 1 Dam [1.41 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Poitz Dam [1.85 mi] [2.98 km]

Locale

  • The Ranch Country Club [3.51 mi] [5.65 km]
  • Washington Point Shopping Center [1.8 mi] [2.9 km]
  • Mission Trace At Thorton Shopping Center [0.27 mi] [0.44 km]
  • Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center [1.6 mi] [2.57 km]
  • Washington Square Business Center [2.01 mi] [3.23 km]
  • Riverdale Knolls Golf Course [3.5 mi] [5.64 km]

Mine

  • Brannan Sand and Gravel Company Pit [2.47 mi] [3.98 km]
  • Suburban Sand and Gravel Company Pit [2.81 mi] [4.52 km]
  • Henderson Pit [3.91 mi] [6.29 km]

Park

  • Playway Park [1.04 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Woodhaven Park [1.09 mi] [1.75 km]
  • Cherry Park [1.12 mi] [1.81 km]
  • Woodglen Park [0.8 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Wyco Park [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Briar Ridge Park [0.79 mi] [1.27 km]
  • E B Rains Junior Memorial Park [2.19 mi] [3.53 km]
  • The Ranch Open Space [3.35 mi] [5.39 km]
  • Woodglen Meadows Park [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • Adams County Regional Park [3.62 mi] [5.83 km]
  • Lake Village Park [0.97 mi] [1.56 km]
  • Hunters Glen Lake Park [1.78 mi] [2.87 km]

Populated Place

  • Eastlake [0.94 mi] [1.51 km]

Reservoir

  • Jackson Lake [3.79 mi] [6.1 km]
  • Nott Lake [1 mi] [1.6 km]
  • East Webster Lake [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Webster Lake [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Ohio Lake Reservoir [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • East Lake Number 2 [0.57 mi] [0.92 km]
  • East Lake Number 1 [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • Eastlake Reservoir Number 1 [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]
  • Lutz Reservoir [1.78 mi] [2.86 km]
  • Koleski Reservoir Number 1 [2.44 mi] [3.93 km]
  • Eastlake Reservoir Number 3 [0.45 mi] [0.72 km]
  • East Lake Number 3 [0.62 mi] [0.99 km]
  • Poitz Reservoir [1.72 mi] [2.77 km]
  • Hunters Glen Lake [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • Ginther Reservoir Number 1 [1.41 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Lake Erie [1.37 mi] [2.2 km]

School

  • Cherry Drive Elementary School [1.41 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Malley Drive Elementary School [1.72 mi] [2.76 km]
  • Wyco Drive Elementary School [1.37 mi] [2.21 km]
  • Woodglen Elementary School [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • The New America School Northglenn [1.41 mi] [2.27 km]
  • Shadow Ridge Middle School [1.21 mi] [1.94 km]

Tower

  • KHOW-AM (Denver) [1.74 mi] [2.79 km]

Valley

  • Branther Gulch [3.23 mi] [5.2 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
BrightonThornton80602, 80601
BroomfieldThornton80023
DenverThornton80233, 80234, 80229, 80221, 80260
ThorntonDenver80241
ThorntonEast Lake80241
ThorntonEastlake80241
ThorntonNorthglenn80241
ThorntonThornton80241
ThorntonWestminster80241

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