Thornton Information

Thornton Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Thornton, CO

General Thornton Information

State: Colorado

County: Adams County

Close cities: Derby, CO, Lafayette, CO, Sherrelwood, CO, Northglenn, CO, Twin Lakes, CO, Henderson, CO, Denver, CO, Todd Creek, CO, Erie, CO, Broomfield, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, Lakeside, CO, Westminster, CO, Federal Heights, CO, Commerce City, CO, Eastlake, CO, North Washington, CO, Arvada, CO, Brighton, CO, Mountain View, CO, Berkley, CO, Welby, CO

Thornton Population (census data)
Total 110,880 (+30.8% since 2000)
Male 55,151 (49.7%)
Female 55,729 (50.3%)

Population Density: 4,128 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 95.2 (US Avg is 100)

Thornton Elevation: 5,342 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1956

Land Area: 26.9 square miles

Median Household Income: $66,485

Zip Codes: 80241, 80260, 80233, 80229, 80602, 80221, 80601, and 80234.

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Thornton Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (72.4%)
  • Hispanic (21.3%)
  • Other race (9.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (23.0%)
  • Irish (13.2%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Italian (5.8%)
  • United States (4.8%)
  • French (3.8%)
Foriegn Born: 5,646 people (5.1%)
  • Latin America (59.4%)
  • Asia (21.9%)
  • Europe (18.8%)

Local Thornton Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies
NFL Football: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs
NBA Basketball: Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz
NHL Hockey: Colorado Avalanche
NCAA Sports: University of Denver, University of Colorado

Thornton School Information

High Schools
Skyview High School (9000 York Street, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Mapleton 1 District)
Skyview New Technology High School (9200 York Street, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Mapleton 1 District)
Thornton High School (9351 North Washington Street, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Middle Schools
Century Middle School (13000 Lafayette Street, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Rocky Top Middle School (14150 York Street, Thornton, CO, 80602 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Shadow Ridge Middle School (12551 Holly Street, Thornton, CO, 80602 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Thornton Middle School (9451 Hoffman Way, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Cherry Drive Elementary School (11500 Cherry Drive, Thornton, CO, 80233 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Coronado Hills Elementary School (8300 Downing Drive, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Eagleview Elementary School (4601 Summit Grove Parkway, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Explore Elementary (9150 Poze Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229-7903 - Mapleton 1 District)
Hunters Glen Elementary School (13222 Corona Street, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
McElwain Elementary School (1020 Dawson Drive, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Prairie Hills Elementary School (13801 Garfield Place, Thornton, CO, 80602 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Riverdale Elementary School (10724 Elm Drive, Thornton, CO, 80233 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Silver Creek Elementary (15101 Fillmore Street, Thornton, CO, 80602 - Adams 12 Five Star School District)
Skyview Elementary School (5021 East 123th Avenue, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Stellar Elementary School (3901 East 124th Avenue, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Tarver Elementary School (3500 Summit Grove Parkway, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Thornton Elementary School (900 Eppinger Boulevard, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
West Ridge Elementary (13102 Monaco Street, Thornton, CO, 80602 - Brighton 27J District)
Woodglen Elementary School (11717 North Madison Street, Thornton, CO, 80233 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Achieve Academy (9100 Poze Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229-7903 - Mapleton 1 District)
Clayton Partnership School (2410 Poze Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229-3852 - Mapleton 1 District)
Highland Montessori School (8990 York St, Thornton, CO, 80229-4684 - Mapleton 1 District)
Meadow Community School (9150 Monroe St, Thornton, CO, 80229-4037 - Mapleton 1 District)
Skyview Academy (9000 York Street, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Mapleton 1 District)
Skyview Learning Through The Arts School (8990 York Street, Thornton, CO, 80299 - Mapleton 1 District)
Stargate Charter School (3951 Cottonwood Lakes Boulevard, Thornton, CO, 80241 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
Vantage Point (455 East Eppinger Boulevard, Thornton, CO, 80229 - Adams 12 Five Star Schools District)
York International (9200 York St, Thornton, CO, 80229-7653 - Mapleton 1 District)

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