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Thornton
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Thornton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 2,299. 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 coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Thornton and residents tend to have moderate political views.

About

About Thornton...
Population
2,299

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,400
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    83.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    41.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    249.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,114.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Thornton

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,632
National
$69,021

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