Thorntown, Indiana

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Thorntown, Indiana

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

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Top 17% Thorntown Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Thorntown, Indiana

Comparing Thorntown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Thorntown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SE of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Boone
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46071
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.129
Longitude -86.606

Thorntown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station DELPHI 3 S
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Thorntown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,562 100%
Male 761 48.7%
Female 801 51.3%
Under 18 458 29.3%
18+ 1,104 70.7%
65+ 203 13%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3.07
White 1,524 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 23 1.5%
Mixed Race 13 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 2%

Estimated Thorntown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,573
Growth 11
Growth % 0.7%

Thorntown 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
US/American 31%
German 26.3%
English 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
Irish 7%
Scotch-Irish 4.4%
Dutch 3.1%
Scottish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Italian 1%
Danish 0.7%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Macedonian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thorntown 1,562 $43,194
Advance 562 $50,972
Clarks Hill 680 $40,268
Colfax 768 $44,514
Darlington 854 $43,462
Frankfort 16,662 $42,686
Lebanon 14,222 $47,769

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Thorntown High Schools (2004)

1205 N SR 75
Serves 893 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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