Thornton, Iowa Population 2024

390

Thornton is a city located in Cerro Gordo County Iowa. Thornton has a 2024 population of 390. Thornton is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -3.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 405 in 2020.

The average household income in Thornton is $72,162 with a poverty rate of 9.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Thornton is 33 years, 34 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

Thornton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Thornton was:

  • White: 93.78%
  • Two or more races: 4.51%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Asian: 0.43%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
312.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.7% (-15)
The current population of Thornton, Iowa is 390 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 405.

Thornton, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43793.78%
Two or more races214.51%
Other race61.29%
Asian20.43%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Thornton Population by Race

Thornton Population Pyramid 2024

Thornton Median Age

33

Total

34

Male

31.5

Female

Thornton Adults

There are 372 adults, (105 of whom are seniors) in Thornton.

Thornton Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Thornton Sex Ratio

Female23851.07%
Male22848.93%

Thornton Population by Age

Thornton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2162.1676.923.1
Married1292.4889.110.9
Non Family701.265.734.3
Female153.62080
Male241000
showing: 5 rows

2.58

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Thornton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Thornton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thornton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 23.08%.

Thornton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,333

Average Earnings

$50,313

Average Male

$34,375

Average Female

Thornton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thornton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Thornton Language

97.73% of Thornton residents speak only English, while 2.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Thornton Language

Thornton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White428429.81%
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9.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.21%

Male Poverty Rate

8.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thornton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thornton is White, with 9.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thornton is White, with 9.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.2%.

Thornton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.56%
Some College4.58%
High School4.3%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Thornton Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Male Employed6.99%
Female Employed5%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Thornton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thornton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Thornton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

73.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Thornton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Thornton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Thornton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Thornton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

28

Number of Veterans

25

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Thornton Veterans by War

count

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Thornton Veterans by Age

count

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Thornton Veterans by Race

Thornton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thornton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Thornton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Thornton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Thornton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.89%

Born in Thornton

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Thornton residents were born in the United States, with 71.89% having been born in Iowa. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Thornton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029375-3-0.79%
2028378-3-0.79%
2027381-3-0.78%
2026384-3-0.78%
2025387-3-0.77%
2024390-3-0.76%
2023393-3-0.76%
2022396-3-0.75%
2021399-6-1.48%
202040530.75%
2019402-2-0.5%
2018404-3-0.74%
2017407-3-0.73%
201641020.49%
2015408-3-0.73%
2014411-6-1.44%
2013417-3-0.71%
201242010.24%
2011419-2-0.48%
2010421
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Thornton Population by Year