Thornton, CO 

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+70.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

121.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.7

summer / winter

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Thornton, CO

Thornton, Colorado is a vibrant city located in the northern corner of the United States. Home to attractions such as Cattail Creek Park and The Double Header Little League Park, visitors can explore outdoor activities and sports when visiting Thornton. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the Greasewood Flat Schoolhouse. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Thornton has something for everyone! Regional center/Capital city - North central Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.
State: Colorado
County: Adams County
Metro Area: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area
City: Thornton
Zip Codes: 80229 80260 80241 80602
Cost of Living: 21.3% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5280 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area

Denver is the commercial, financial, industrial, and government center for Colorado and a seven-state region of Rocky Mountain and western Plains states. The city and its surrounding area continue to be one of our favorite large cities, and the list of reasons is large; however, crowding and growth is taking its toll.


The unemployment rate in Thornton is 6.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Thornton jobs have increased by 2.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Thornton's cost of living is 21.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Thornton's Cost of Living

September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Thornton, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Adams county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.7% to 40.4%. More Voting Stats

Thornton's population is 140,538 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 17.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Thornton is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.0%.

Thornton public schools spend $8,922 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.2 students per teacher in Thornton. More Education

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Housing Market in Thornton

It's a good time to buy in Thornton. Home Appreciation is up 8.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Thornton is .

Reviews for Thornton   5 Reviews
Whiny boomers in the reviews - 1/13/2022
Good place. Very suburbany (similar to the Springs). The houses are very small and old and yet still very expensive (albeit cheaper than southern Denver). Actually lots... Read More

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Plenty of Housing - 8/29/2020
I like Denver metro, but some cities aren’t too great. Thornton being one of them. Moved here because of highway access, and convenience to DIA for business travel. Am... Read More

Population is exploding - 4/3/2015
The quality of life here in not good. The traffic is bad all the time. To try to get to the mountains takes forever! Also most lakes along the front range you can't even... Read More

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