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People

Total Population 2,826
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 1,194
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,428
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,265

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,076
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $117,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.2%
Irish 13.2%

Thornton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60476
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.568
Longitude -87.608

Thornton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PARK FOREST
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Hazel Crest 1,652 $46,205
Glenwood 9,040 $60,128
Harvey 25,225 $35,383

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115 E. MARGARET ST.
Thornton, Illinois
(708) 877-2579

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