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Thornton, California - Basic Facts

The Thornton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,224 as of July 1, 2019. Thornton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thornton is located at latitude 38.226 and longitude -121.4247 in San Joaquin County. The formal boundaries for the Thornton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. San Joaquin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Thornton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628795) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Thornton Census Designated Place is located within Thornton CCD of San Joaquin County.

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Thornton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 1,224
Population in Households 1,224
Population in Familes 1,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 574
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $40,639
Average Household Income $65,020
Per Capita Income $18,673


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (53.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $378,000
Average Home Value $662,582


Total Households 335
Average Household Size 3.65
Family Households 260
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.83% 1.02%
Households 0.77% 0.88%
Families 0.47% 0.76%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   5.85%

Thornton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thornton to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1000 34th
Population Density # 905 40th
Diversity Index # 122 92nd
Median Household Income # 1305 14th
Per Capita Income # 1281 16th

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