Thornton, Colorado is a diverse community with a strong commitment to quality of life and environmental protection. Thornton is located 10 miles north of downtown Denver and is adjacent to Interstate 25, which provides high visibility for business while still allowing easy access to various transportation routes. What used to only be farmland until it was developed in 1953, Thornton is known as the first fully planned community in the area.
Thornton has aggressively pursued recreation programs with nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels. In addition there are over 81 city parks, the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, Thornton Community Center, residents have tons of opportunities for an active lifestyle centered around solid family values. As part of Weld County and Adams County, Thornton has three primary school districts and four high schools which students can attend.
At an elevation of
feet sits the city of Thornton, Colorado. The approximate population of Thornton is
residents. There are currently
197 properties for sale in Thornton, CO.
Thornton residents have a median household income of
; compared to the surrounding county’s median household income of
, and the national median household income of
The median age for residents of Thornton is 31.9 years.
family-centric than the surrounding county. In Thornton, 43.87% of households contain married families with children; compared to 39.01% in the surrounding county.
fewer single residents than the national average, with 6.68% compared to the national average of communities with 9.45% of single residents.
The average high temperature in July for Thornton is 89 degrees. The average low temperature for Thornton in January is 19.2 degrees. Thornton sees an average rainfall of approximately 14.3 inches per year, and a snow accumulation of 43 inches per year. There are an average of 245 days of sunlight each year in Thornton; compared to an average of 253 days across the state, and 205 days across the nation.