Thornton, Iowa

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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

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Thornton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 422 100%
Male 209 49.5%
Female 213 50.5%
Under 18 90 21.3%
18+ 332 78.7%
65+ 109 25.8%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.81
White 416 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 3 0.7%
Mixed Race 2 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 1.2%

Estimated Thornton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 404
Growth -18
Growth % -4.3%

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
German 50.8%
Norwegian 11.9%
US/American 8%
Danish 7.3%
Irish 6.4%
English 6.4%
Polish 2.4%
British 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Scottish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thornton 422 $43,750
Alexander 165 $33,750
Goodell 174 $40,625
Meservey 252 $36,042
Rockwell 989 $47,167
Sheffield 930 $48,472
Swaledale 174 $34,167

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

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