Thornton, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Thornton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Thornton, Texas

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 6
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 4
Portion of People Married 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 5
Median Family Income 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 5 2
People Living Alone 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Thornton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles E of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Limestone
Standard Zip Codes 76687
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.41
Longitude -96.571

Thornton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARLIN 3 NE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station MEXIA
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Station JEWETT
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Thornton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 525 100%
Male 260 49.5%
Female 265 50.5%
Under 18 148 28.2%
18+ 377 71.8%
65+ 82 15.6%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 462 88%
African-American 34 6.5%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1%
Other 15 2.9%
Mixed Race 8 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 42 8%

Estimated Thornton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 545
Growth 20
Growth % 3.8%

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) 34%
US/American 15.7%
Irish 15.2%
German 14.9%
English 6%
French (except Basque) 5.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Czech 2.4%
Welsh 2.1%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Thornton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bighill (76687)
Davis Prairie (76687)
Odds (76687)
Old Union (76687)
Oletha (76687)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thornton 525 $31,538
Bremond 876 $34,028
Groesbeck 4,291 $32,263
Kosse 497 $30,781
Mart 2,273 $33,203
Mexia 6,563 $29,375
Riesel 973 $38,875
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