Everything You Need to Know About the City of Thornton Colorado

In 2017, Thornton, CO had a population of 132k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $73,517. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Thornton, CO grew from 130,511 to 132,310, a 1.38% increase and its median household income grew from $69,417 to $73,517, a 5.91% increase.

The number of inhabitants in Thornton, Colorado is 57.6% White Alone, 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.85% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Thornton, CO communicate in a non-English language, and 91.9% are U.S. residents.

The largest universities in Thornton, CO are Altierus Career College-Thornton (100 degrees awarded in 2017) and Empire Beauty School-Thornton (35 degrees).

The median property value in Thornton, CO is $262,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Thornton, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Thornton, CO is 2 cars per household.


Education in Thornton

In 2017, universities in Thornton, CO awarded 135 degrees. The student population of Thornton, CO is skewed towards women, with 17 male students and 208 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thornton, CO are Hispanic or Latino (53 and 39.3%), followed by White (46 and 34.1%), Unknown (19 and 14.1%), and Black or African American (6 and 4.44%).

The largest universities in Thornton, CO by the number of degrees awarded are Altierus Career College-Thornton (100 and 74.1%) and Empire Beauty School-Thornton (35 and 25.9%).

The most popular majors in Thornton, CO are Medical Assistant (51 and 37.8%), General Cosmetology (35 and 25.9%), and Dental Assisting (14 and 10.4%).


Economy in Thornton

The economy of Thornton, CO employs 69.6k people and Thornton has an unemployment rate of 3.1%. Thornton has seen the job market increase by 2.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 47.4%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%. The largest industries in Thornton, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,243 people), Retail Trade (7,613 people), and Construction (6,769 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,405), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,182), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,720).

Households in Thornton, CO have a median annual income of $73,517, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,417 in 2016, which represents a 5.91% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Thornton

– The Sales Tax Rate for Thornton is 8.6%. The US average is 7.3%.

– The Income Tax Rate for Thornton is 4.6%. The US average is 4.6%.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Thornton

– The average income of a Thornton resident is $26,782 a year. 

– The Median household income of a Thornton resident is $66,160 a year.