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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Thornton is a suburb of Denver with a population of 132,310. Thornton is in Adams County. Living in Thornton offers residents a 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.
About Thornton...
Population
132,310

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,319
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    107.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    384.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,165.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    528.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Thornton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,517
National
$55,322
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Thornton Reviews

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I enjoy living in Thornton because of the close relationships I was able to form with my neighbors. However, living on a busy street, the traffic is loud, especially at night, which can make it difficult to sleep. But overall, I enjoy living in Thornton, Colorado!
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Thornton is a generally family oriented city that is thriving in many areas. It has good housing and has a very cozy suburb feel. There are many restaurants, high schools, parks activities and churches nearby that provide the opportunity to have a family and feel at home. it is also in close proximity of 1-25 North and South which combines many other suburbs and cities such as Westminster, Northglenn, Broomfield. It is also 20-40 min drive away from downtown and Boulder areas. Improvement can be made in building more sustainable roads as traffic is getting out of hand on major streets such as 104th and as daughter of a nurse working at North Suburban Hospital I am concerned about the drug usage and crime related incidents I hear about coming to the ER. Affordability is pretty average not to bad and not necessarily excellent.
We just moved from Westminster to Thornton and I have to say that we feel 100 times safer than we did in Westminster. Also there was a lot of homless people that were starting to invade the park in Westminster so we were scared to send our kids out, but that is not the case for Thornton, we let our kids go out all the time. They also seem to have a lot more events going on in the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center!