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People

Total Population 494
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 249
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,500
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $544
Median House Value $67,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 22.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thornton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Cerro Gordo
Standard Zip Codes 50479
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.944
Longitude -93.384

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 MASON CITY AP
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station CLARION
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station BRITT
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alexander 157 $73,750
Goodell 129 $47,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Thornton Public Library
412 MAIN
Thornton, Iowa
(641) 998-2416

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