Thornton, California Population 2022

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Thornton is a city located in San Joaquin County California. With a 2020 population of 978, it is the 1030th largest city in California and the 15010th largest city in the United States. Thornton is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -2.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,004 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Thornton has a population density of 458 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thornton is $45,616 with a poverty rate of 28.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $317,900. The median age in Thornton is 25.6 years, 24.5 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Thornton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Thorntonwas:

  • White: 57.92%
  • Two or more races: 28.57%
  • Asian: 6.87%
  • Black or African American: 3.88%
  • Other race: 2.77%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thornton, California is 978 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,004.

Thornton, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52357.92%
Black or African American353.88%
Asian626.87%
Some Other Race252.77%
Two or More Races25828.57%
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Thornton Population by Race

Thornton Population Pyramid 2022

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Thornton Median Age

30.2


Total

27.3


Male

33.5


Female

Thornton Adults

There are 582 adults, (98 of whom are seniors) in Thornton.

Thornton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Thornton Sex Ratio

Female

463

51.27%

Male

440

48.73%

Thornton Population by Age

Thornton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thornton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Married53.5%46.5%
Male50%50%
All41.6%58.4%
Female8.1%91.9%

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thornton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2743.341.6
Married1014.0153.5
Male183.8350
Female863.958.1
Non Family691.2963.8

3.59

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

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Thornton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11322.78%
9th to 12th Grade8517.14%
High School Graduate18637.50%
Some College5811.69%
Associates Degree346.85%
Bachelors Degree173.43%
Graduate Degree30.60%
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Thornton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thornton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black18189
White2371618
Hispanic197823
Asian3535
2+ Races11348
Other Race258

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 50.00%.

Thornton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,667$31,375$14,904
Less Than 9th Grade$$26,591$
High School Graduate$27,368$28,750$24,688
Some College$$72,778$12,727
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,667

Average Earnings

$31,375

Average Male

$14,904

Average Female

Thornton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thornton Language by Age

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Thornton Language

52.17% of Thornton residents speak only English, while 47.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.20% of the population.

Thornton Language

Thornton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3535100.00%
Hispanic44620345.52%
Multiple2586926.74%
White3423610.53%
OtherNaN%

28.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.37%

Male Poverty Rate

36.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thornton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thornton is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thornton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.67%.

Thornton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.20%
High School14.52%
Some College29.35%
Bachelors or Greater45.00%

Thornton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.57%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed38.13%
Female Unemployed18.92%

Thornton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thornton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,611$46,218
Families$29,464$44,244
Married Families$40,583-
Non Families$31,719$38,788
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Income by Household Type

Thornton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Thornton Married by Age and Sex

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Thornton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Thornton Marital Status by Race

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Thornton Marital Status

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62

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War25
First Gulf War9
Vietnam17
Korea7
World War II

Thornton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3425
35 to 549
55 to 642
65 to 7417
75+9

Thornton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White369.81%
Other Race832.00%
2+ Races1813.14%
Hispanic83.57%

Thornton Veterans by Race

Thornton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

64.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thornton Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

15.6%

Unemployment Rate

Thornton Employment by Age

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Thornton Employment by Race

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Thornton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.98%

Born in Thornton

77.52%

Native Born

22.48%

Foreign Born

15.61%

Non Citizen

6.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.52% of Thornton residents were born in the United States, with 71.98% having been born in California. 15.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thornton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,1310.00%
20111,118-13-1.15%
20121,105-13-1.16%
20131,092-13-1.18%
20141,079-13-1.19%
20151,066-13-1.20%
20161,053-13-1.22%
20171,040-13-1.23%
20181,027-13-1.25%
20191,014-13-1.27%
20201,004-10-0.99%
2021991-13-1.29%
2022978-13-1.31%

Thornton Population by Year