Thornton, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Thornton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Thornton had a population of 2,391 as of July 1, 2016. Thornton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thornton is located at latitude 41.5742 and longitude -87.6193 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Thornton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Village of Thornton (GNIS ID: 2399975) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Thornton is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thornton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Thornton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,391
Population in Households 2,384
Population in Familes 1,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,007
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 983
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 614
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 803 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $128,611
Average Home Value $143,719
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,095
Average Household Income $56,656
Per Capita Income $24,181
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.27%
Households 0.45% 0.3%
Families -0.18% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -2.43%
Per Capita Income   0.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Thornton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thornton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 475 65th
Population Density1 # 750 45th
Diversity Index2 # 162 88th
Median Household Income # 853 38th
Per Capita Income # 851 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.