Thornton, TX Population

Population: 525. Estimated population in July 2020: 545 (+3.8% change)
Males: 260 (49.5%), Females: 265 (50.5%)

Limestone County

Zip code: 76687

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $26,607
Median house value: $34,200

Races in Thornton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.2%)
  • Hispanic (8.0%)
  • Black (6.5%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.7%), Irish (12.2%), United States (11.4%), French (6.5%), English (4.4%), Scottish (2.1%).

Elevation: 489 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Thornton

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thornton town

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-2.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Thornton:

  • LIMESTONE MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; GROESBECK, TX)
  • PARKVIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MEXIA, TX)
  • FALLS COMMUNITY HOSP AND CLINIC (about 23 miles; MARLIN, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thornton:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 47 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • EASTERWOOD FIELD (about 59 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Abbreviation: CLL)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 60 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Thornton:

  • MEXIA-LIMESTONE CO (about 17 miles; MEXIA, TX; Abbreviation: LXY)
  • MARLIN (about 20 miles; MARLIN, TX; Abbreviation: T15)
  • TEAGUE MUNI (about 26 miles; TEAGUE, TX; Abbreviation: 68F)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thornton:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 39 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 47 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Full-time enrollment: 41,117)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 59 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 68 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)