Thornton, Texas

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Thornton, Texas
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Location of Thornton, Texas
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Coordinates: 31°24′36″N96°34′25″W / 31.41000°N 96.57361°W / 31.41000; -96.57361 Coordinates: 31°24′36″N96°34′25″W / 31.41000°N 96.57361°W / 31.41000; -96.57361
Country United States
State Texas
County Limestone
Area
[1]
  Total0.99 sq mi (2.55 km2)
  Land0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
492 ft (150 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total526
  Estimate 
(2019) [3]
524
  Density536.0/sq mi (206.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76687
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-72788 [4]
GNIS feature ID1369866 [5]
Website cityofthorntontx.com

Thornton is a town in Limestone County, Texas, United States. The population was 526 at the 2010 census. [2]

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Geography

Thornton is located at 31°24′36″N96°34′25″W / 31.41000°N 96.57361°W / 31.41000; -96.57361 (31.409906, -96.573594). [6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 1.00% is water.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Thornton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [7]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 182
1890 466156.0%
1910 678
1920 7338.1%
1930 7390.8%
1940 7450.8%
1950 623−16.4%
1960 504−19.1%
1970 433−14.1%
1980 49815.0%
1990 5408.4%
2000 525−2.8%
2010 5260.2%
2019 (est.)524 [3] −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 525 people, 206 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 529.5 people per square mile (204.8/km2). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 250.1 per square mile (96.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.00% White, 6.48% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.86% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.00% of the population.

There were 206 households, out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,607, and the median income for a family was $31,538. Males had a median income of $24,792 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,615. About 13.7% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Thornton is served by the Groesbeck Independent School District.

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References

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Thornton town, Texas". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  3. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. Climate Summary for Thornton, Texas
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.