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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.
The community incorporated in 1907.
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.
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.
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.
Limestone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thornton political report.
The average commute time for Thornton workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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