Thornton, Illinois

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Thornton, Illinois
Village of Thornton
Thornton, Illinois.jpg
Location of Thornton in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Thornton in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°34′17″N 87°36′42″W / 41.57139°N 87.61167°W / 41.57139; -87.61167Coordinates: 41°34′17″N 87°36′42″W / 41.57139°N 87.61167°W / 41.57139; -87.61167
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipThornton
Founded1834
Incorporated1900
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Trustee
 • BodyBoard of Trustees
 • Village presidentBob Kolosh[1]
 • ClerkDebbie Pisarzewski
Area
 • Total2.40 sq mi (6.22 km2)
 • Land2.38 sq mi (6.15 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,386
 • Density1,004.63/sq mi (387.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
60476
Area code708
FIPS code17-75185
Wikimedia CommonsThornton, Illinois
Websitewww.thornton60476.com

Thornton is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States and a south suburb of Chicago. The population was 2,386 at the 2020 census.[3] Thornton is home to the Thornton Quarry, one of the largest quarries in the world.

Geography[edit]

Thornton is located at 41°34′17″N 87°36′42″W / 41.57139°N 87.61167°W / 41.57139; -87.61167 (41.571484, -87.611743).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Thornton has a total area of 2.376 square miles (6.15 km2), of which 2.35 square miles (6.09 km2) (or 98.91%) is land and 0.026 square miles (0.07 km2) (or 1.09%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,033
1870301−70.9%
19101,030
1920767−25.5%
19301,01231.9%
19401,1018.8%
19501,21710.5%
19602,895137.9%
19703,71428.3%
19803,024−18.6%
19902,778−8.1%
20002,582−7.1%
20102,338−9.5%
20202,3862.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census[edit]

Thornton village, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,841 1,325 78.74% 55.53%
Black or African American alone (NH) 219 528 9.37% 22.13%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 2 3 0.09% 0.13%
Asian alone (NH) 16 9 0.68% 0.38%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.04% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 1 8 0.04% 0.34%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 53 71 2.27% 2.98%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 205 442 8.77% 18.52%
Total 2,338 2,386 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 Census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,338 people, 956 households, and 621 families living in the village. The population density was 994.9 people per square mile (383.3/km2). There were 1,027 housing units at an average density of 437.0/sq mi (168.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 83.0% White, 9.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.3% some other race, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.[9]

There were 956 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were headed by married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44, and the average family size was 3.03.[9]

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.[9]

For the period 2007–11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $58,750, and the median income for a family was $64,359. Male full-time workers had a median income of $51,528 versus $37,679 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,140. About 9.1% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.[10]

Government[edit]

Thornton is in Illinois's 2nd congressional district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Village President". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Thornton village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Thornton village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Thornton village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Thornton village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  10. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Thornton village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2013.

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