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Thornton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Thornton had a population of 2,399 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Thornton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,399
Daytime Population: Workers 1,299
Daytime Population: Residents 1,310
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,609
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 2,391
Population in Familes 1,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,010
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $50,255
Average Household Income $59,775
Per Capita Income $25,472


Total Housing Units 1,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 803 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $132,112
Average Home Value $150,716


Total Households 985
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 614
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.28%
Households 0.41% 0.32%
Families -0.16% 0.23%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2017 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 # 474 65th
Population Density # 746 46th
Diversity Index # 166 88th
Median Household Income # 823 40th
Per Capita Income # 805 41st

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