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Thornton is a city in Cerro Gordo County, in the Mason City metro area.
The latitude of Thornton is 42.944N. The longitude is -93.384W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,188 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 422.
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41% of Thornton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thornton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thornton was $16,622, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Thornton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Thornton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $210. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $544.
Cerro Gordo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thornton political report.
The average commute time for Thornton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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