Thornton, Illinois Population 2024

2,219

Thornton is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Thornton has a 2024 population of 2,219. Thornton is currently declining at a rate of -1.73% annually and its population has decreased by -6.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,378 in 2020.

The average household income in Thornton is $76,395 with a poverty rate of 10.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Thornton is 45.1 years, 44.3 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Thornton Demographics

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

  • White: 56.29%
  • Black or African American: 28.91%
  • Other race: 12.22%
  • Two or more races: 1.98%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
934.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.69% (-159)
The current population of Thornton, Illinois is 2,219 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,378.

Thornton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,22156.29%
Black or African American62728.91%
Other race26512.22%
Two or more races431.98%
Asian130.6%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Thornton Population by Race

Thornton Population Pyramid 2024

Thornton Median Age

45.1

Total

44.3

Male

45.5

Female

Thornton Adults

There are 1,773 adults, (410 of whom are seniors) in Thornton.

Thornton Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Thornton Sex Ratio

Female1,10650.99%
Male1,06349.01%

Thornton Population by Age

Thornton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9162.3584.115.9
Non Family3831.2372.127.9
Married3213.1592.27.8
Female1332.9289.510.5
Male793.611000
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

84.1%

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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Thornton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,023

Average Earnings

$49,342

Average Male

$32,969

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

84.08% of Thornton residents speak only English, while 15.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.06% of the population.

Thornton Language

Thornton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black62713321.21%
White1,159706.04%
Other265197.17%
Hispanic386194.92%
Multiple4312.33%
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10.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.18%

Male Poverty Rate

12.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thornton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thornton is Black, with 21.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thornton is Multiple, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.1%.

Thornton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30%
Some College11%
High School9.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%
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Thornton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.84%
Female Employed10.13%
Male Unemployed10%
Male Employed2.07%
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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

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Thornton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Thornton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

73

Number of Veterans

73

Male Veterans

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

16.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thornton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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

84.19%

Born in Thornton

96.63%

Native Born

3.37%

Foreign Born

1.94%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.63% of Thornton residents were born in the United States, with 84.19% having been born in Illinois. 1.94% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,024-39-1.89%
20282,063-39-1.86%
20272,102-39-1.82%
20262,141-39-1.79%
20252,180-39-1.76%
20242,219-39-1.73%
20232,258-39-1.7%
20222,297-39-1.67%
20212,336-42-1.77%
20202,378-18-0.75%
20192,396-20-0.83%
20182,416-28-1.15%
20172,444-23-0.93%
20162,467-21-0.84%
20152,488893.71%
20142,399-4-0.17%
20132,40320.08%
20122,40150.21%
20112,39680.34%
20102,388
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Thornton Population by Year