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Thornton is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community is named after General William F. Thornton, who commissioned the Illinois and Michigan Canal.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Thornton. For links to other places called Thornton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Thornton is 41.568N. The longitude is -87.608W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,525.


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Median household income
Local
$46,778
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thornton demographic reports
Thornton is on Thorn Creek.
The Thornton quarry, which dates from the 1830s, continues to be one of the world's largest commercial limestone quarries.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Road to Perdition"
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Thornton residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $22,899, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% 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 $548.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,070.


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Libraries in Thornton include Thornton Public Library ... View libraries

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Cook County supported John Kerry 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 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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