Thornton, Illinois Population 2022

2,396
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Thornton is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Thornton has a 2020 population of 2,396. Thornton is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 0.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,386 in 2010.

The average household income in Thornton is $71,817 with a poverty rate of 8.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,110 per month, and the median house value is $109,200. The median age in Thornton is 43.5 years, 40.8 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Thornton Demographics

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

  • White: 72.70%
  • Black or African American: 21.27%
  • Other race: 3.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.47%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thornton, Illinois is 2,396 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,386.

Thornton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,67872.70%
Black or African American49121.27%
Asian180.78%
Some Other Race873.77%
Two or More Races341.47%
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Thornton Population by Race

Thornton Population Pyramid 2022

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Thornton Median Age

43.8


Total

41.4


Male

45.2


Female

Thornton Adults

There are 1,941 adults, (380 of whom are seniors) in Thornton.

Thornton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Thornton Sex Ratio

Female

1,201

52.04%

Male

1,107

47.96%

Thornton Population by Age

Thornton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thornton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.8%10.2%
Married84.1%15.9%
Female82%18%
All76.3%23.8%
Non Family63.7%36.3%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thornton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9602.3976.3
Married4033.1984.1
Male492.8689.8
Female1392.9182
Non Family3691.2763.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Thornton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1026.05%
9th to 12th Grade482.85%
High School Graduate65939.11%
Some College44426.35%
Associates Degree1126.65%
Bachelors Degree23714.07%
Graduate Degree834.93%
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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
Asian999
2+ Races19195
White1,2261,138241
Other Race36127
Black30027152
Hispanic15312018

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Thornton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,591$45,833$40,368
Less Than 9th Grade$31,528$47,875$31,111
High School Graduate$53,021$53,188$49,688
Some College$37,073$40,139$35,865
Bachelors Degree$40,156$43,393$39,545
Graduate Degree$66,118$$66,118

$42,591

Average Earnings

$45,833

Average Male

$40,368

Average Female

Thornton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thornton Language by Age

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Thornton Language

86.63% of Thornton residents speak only English, while 13.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.55% of the population.

Thornton Language

Thornton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4916212.63%
White1,4911137.58%
Other5NaN%
Hispanic305103.28%

8.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.87%

Male Poverty Rate

9.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thornton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thornton is Black, with 12.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thornton is Hispanic, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.27%.

Thornton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.00%
High School9.10%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Thornton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.83%
Male Unemployed8.20%
Female Employed6.23%
Female Unemployed11.90%

Thornton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thornton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,447$76,065
Families$85,375$94,736
Married Families$89,602-
Non Families$35,529$45,636
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Income by Household Type

Thornton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

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 55-64.

Thornton Marital Status by Race

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Thornton Marital Status

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94

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War25
First Gulf War35
Vietnam34
Korea
World War II8

Thornton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5435
55 to 6417
65 to 7423
75+19

Thornton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White845.79%
Black102.46%

Thornton Veterans by Race

Thornton Veterans by Education

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7.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thornton Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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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79.51%

Born in Thornton

94.84%

Native Born

5.16%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

2.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.84% of Thornton residents were born in the United States, with 79.51% having been born in Illinois. 2.56% 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
20102,3380.00%
20112,34350.21%
20122,34850.21%
20132,35350.21%
20142,35850.21%
20152,36350.21%
20162,36850.21%
20172,37350.21%
20182,37850.21%
20192,38350.21%
20202,38630.13%
20212,39150.21%
20222,39650.21%

Thornton Population by Year