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Thornton, CO
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Living in Thornton


Thornton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 141,867 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Thornton is the sixth largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Thornton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Unlike some cities, Thornton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Thornton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thornton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thornton who work in office and administrative support (12.43%), management occupations (10.60%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

Also of interest is that Thornton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.88% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Thornton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.69 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Thornton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.31% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Thornton in 2018 was $32,589, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,356 for a family of four. However, Thornton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Thornton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Thornton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thornton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Thornton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Thornton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Thornton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.