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Thornapple is a township in Barry County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Thornapple. For links to other places called Thornapple, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Thornapple is 42.729N. The longitude is -85.49W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,685.
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23% of Thornapple residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thornapple ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thornapple was $20,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Thornapple residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Thornapple, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $989.
Barry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thornapple political report.
The average commute time for Thornapple workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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