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Thornton is a town in Limestone County.

The community was named after John E. Thornton, a town founder.

The latitude of Thornton is 31.410N. The longitude is -96.571W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 492 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 525.


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Median household income
Local
$26,607
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thornton demographic reports
In 1870, only two years after Thornton's first settlers arrived, a railroad line began service to the area.

The community incorporated in 1907.

Local festivals include:
  • Thornton Homecoming - June 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Thornton web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Thornton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Limestone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76687 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Thornton residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $12,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Thornton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Thornton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $547.


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Limestone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thornton political report.

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The average commute time for Thornton workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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