Thornton, Arkansas

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Thornton, Arkansas

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High Points

Thornton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Thornton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Thornton Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Thornton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Thornton, Arkansas

Comparing Thornton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Age of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 4 7
Senior Citizens 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Thornton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SW of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 71766
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.778
Longitude -92.491

Thornton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
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Thornton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 517 100%
Male 239 46.2%
Female 278 53.8%
Under 18 132 25.5%
18+ 385 74.5%
65+ 68 13.2%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 2.98
White 292 56.5%
African-American 216 41.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 1%

Estimated Thornton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 505
Growth -12
Growth % -2.3%

Thornton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 71.9%
US/American 11.7%
German 3.6%
Irish 3.3%
English 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
African 2%
French Canadian 1%
Scottish 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thornton 517 $31,125
Banks 120 $25,000
Bearden 1,125 $30,573
East Camden 902 $40,568
Fordyce 4,799 $30,120
Hampton 1,579 $29,948
Kingsland 449 $28,958
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