Thornton, TX Community Profile: Data

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Thornton: Basic Info

Thornton is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Town of Thornton is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Limestone County at latitude 31.411 and longitude -96.5722. The elevation is 492 feet.

The Town of Thornton has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Limestone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Thornton: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

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The Thornton Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Thornton (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Thornton ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Town of Thornton with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of Limestone County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Thornton Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Thornton Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Thornton Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Thornton. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Thornton area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Thornton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 555
Population in Households 555
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 566
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $141,892
Average Home Value $194,814
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,920
Average Household Income $53,003
Per Capita Income $22,173
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.27% 0.64%
Households 1.24% 0.73%
Families 2.79% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Thornton, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Thornton to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1203 31st
Population Density1 # 1104 37th
Diversity Index2 # 1443 18th
Median Household Income # 1061 39th
Per Capita Income # 798 55th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data and Peer Comparison Ranking Data for cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this Texas Gazetteer is updated annually. The most recent update was on July 1, 2014.

The USPS report on the number of business and residential addresses being served in each ZIP Code and the ZIP Code Maps are updated 4 times per year. The last update was on August 1, 2014.

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