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  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
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Thornton is a suburb of Denver with a population of 136,868. Thornton is in Adams County. Living in Thornton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Thornton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Thornton and residents tend to have moderate political views.

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About Thornton...
Population
136,868

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$322,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    128.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    91.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    52.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    276.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,306.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    443.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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