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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Thornton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 2,478. Thornton is in Cook County. Living in Thornton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Thornton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Thornton and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Thornton...
Population
2,478

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Thornton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    407
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,017.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Thornton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,774
National
$55,322
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Thornton Reviews

2 reviews
Thornton is a small town inhabited by multiple generations. The block that I live on has essentially stayed the same since the 60's. My dad grew up with the neighbors on either side of me, each of them having bought their parents homes. This makes the neighborhood more like family. Growing up in Thornton, everyone knows everyone and that makes the feeling of a suburb of Chicago more quaint and home-like.
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I have been living in Thornton for a 14 months now and I love it. It is a very small and quiet town. You don’t have to scared to walk around the neighborhood throughout the day or at night. There is only one grade school on the area that goes from kindergarten to 8th grade. I would say that the area is pretty diverse. The town is very clean you don’t see trash all over the streets. The only thing I don’t like are the raccoons they’re always getting into the trash.