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Thornton Demographics

Education

High School

48%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

54%

3 people

26%

4 people

10%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

27%

150-200k

1%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

6%

10-20

13%

20-45

30%

45-65

31%

65+

20%

Getting Around Thornton

Thornton Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

29%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

9%

Thornton Education

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Living in Thornton, IL

Thornton, a small town in Illinois, has a population of just over 2,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%). With an average age of just over 43, the town's residents are older than most cities in Illinois. Most Thornton residents own their homes, and 25% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $929 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Over the course of a year, renters in Thornton will save around $1,500 compared to the state average.

Thornton has an average commute time of about 27 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 45% of commuters, while public transportation is not used widely. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average, Thornton has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (32%). Additionally, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Thornton residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 22% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Thornton workers take home an average annual income of around $64,000, about $14,000 less than the Illinois average. Thornton's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).