Thornton, California

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Thornton
Coordinates: 38°13′34″N121°25′29″W / 38.22611°N 121.42472°W / 38.22611; -121.42472 Coordinates: 38°13′34″N121°25′29″W / 38.22611°N 121.42472°W / 38.22611; -121.42472
Country United States
State California
County San Joaquin
Area
[1]
  Total2.155 sq mi (5.580 km2)
  Land2.127 sq mi (5.508 km2)
  Water0.028 sq mi (0.072 km2)  1.30%
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,131
  Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95686
Area code(s) 209
GNIS feature IDs236291; 2628795
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thornton, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thornton, California

Thornton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Joaquin County, California, United States. [2] Thornton is located along Interstate 5 7 miles (11 km) west-southwest of Galt. Thornton has a post office with ZIP code 95686. [3]

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History

The railroad was extended to Thornton in 1907. [4] A post office called Thornton has been in operation since 1910. [5] The community was named for Arthur Thornton, the original owner of the town site. [4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km2), 98.70% of it land, and 1.30% of it water.

Demographics

At the 2010 census Thornton had a population of 1,131. The population density was 524.9 people per square mile (202.7/km2). The racial makeup of Thornton was 554 (49.0%) White, 43 (3.8%) African American, 3 (0.3%) Native American, 45 (4.0%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 443 (39.2%) from other races, and 42 (3.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 770 people (68.1%). [6]

The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 310 households, 166 (53.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 175 (56.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 58 (18.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 15 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 17 (5.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 5 (1.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 45 households (14.5%) were one person and 21 (6.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.65. There were 248 families (80.0% of households); the average family size was 4.10.

The age distribution was 404 people (35.7%) under the age of 18, 112 people (9.9%) aged 18 to 24, 259 people (22.9%) aged 25 to 44, 259 people (22.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 97 people (8.6%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 28.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

There were 326 housing units at an average density of 151.3 per square mile, of the occupied units 134 (43.2%) were owner-occupied and 176 (56.8%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.8%. 426 people (37.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 705 people (62.3%) lived in rental housing units.

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References

  1. U.S. Census Archived 2012-01-24 at WebCite
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thornton, California
  3. ZIP Code Lookup
  4. 1 2 "Older towns dot valley when Lodi established". Lodi News-Sentinel. Sep 9, 1969. pp. 8C. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  5. "San Joaquin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  6. "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Thornton CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.