Thornton is a medium-sized city in Colorado with a population of slightly less than 133,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as young children make up a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 34, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Colorado. Only 29% of residents rent in Thornton, as the majority own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,365/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,191.
If you're looking for a variety of career options, Thornton has a surplus. The four most common industries are retail, healthcare, entertainment, and construction. Together, these industries make up 25% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. Thornton workers earn an average annual income of around $86K, slightly more than those elsewhere in Colorado. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Thornton has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (17%) compared to the state average. Further, 17% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Thornton residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes, longer than the Colorado average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (47%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.