Thornton PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
178,737
40.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
3.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.19%
26.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,425
1.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$423,600
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
90,735
33.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Thornton PUMA, CO had a population of 179k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $80,425. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Thornton PUMA, CO grew from 126,973 to 178,737, a 40.8% increase and its median household income grew from $79,383 to $80,425, a 1.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Thornton PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.1%), White (Hispanic) (19.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.9%), Other (Hispanic) (6.88%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.18%).

27.5% of the households in Thornton PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.6% of the residents in Thornton PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Thornton PUMA, CO are Front Range Community College (5,675 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pima Medical Institute-Denver (440 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Thornton PUMA, CO was $423,600, and the homeownership rate was 62.7%.

Most people in Thornton PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Thornton PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Thornton PUMA, CO is home to a population of 179k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.1% of Thornton PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (25.3k people).

In 2022, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.5k people) in Thornton PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.5k White (Hispanic) and 23.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Thornton PUMA, CO are Spanish (36,814 households), Vietnamese (1,803 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (755 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
83,776
Women
48.9%
87,651
Men
51.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 171,427 inhabitants, with 51.1% men, and 48.9% women.

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Citizenship

91.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.6% of Thornton PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Thornton PUMA, CO was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Thornton PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    89.5k ± 2.04k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    34.5k ± 2.62k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    23.1k ± 2.86k
40%
Hispanic Population
71.4k people

In 2022, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.5k people) in Thornton PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.5k White (Hispanic) and 23.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40% of the people in Thornton PUMA, CO are hispanic (71.4k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    10,661 ± 2,455 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,084 ± 806 people
  3. Canada
    593 ± 597 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Thornton PUMA, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 10,661 Thornton PUMA, CO residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,084 and Canada with 593.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.3k people
9.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.6k people

As of 2022, 14.1% of Thornton PUMA, CO residents (25.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Thornton PUMA, CO was 9.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    36,814 households (22%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,803 households (1.08%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    755 households (0.45%)

27.5% of the households in Thornton PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Thornton PUMA, CO was Spanish. 22% of the households in Thornton PUMA, CO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,565 ± 361
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,896 ± 389
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,439 ± 300

Thornton PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Thornton PUMA, CO employs 90.7k people. The largest industries in Thornton PUMA, CO are Construction (8,890 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,952 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,259 people), and the highest paying industries are Not specified retail trade ($260,477), Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($213,070), and Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. ($114,485).

Males in Thornton PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,567. The income inequality in Thornton PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,345
Women
45.7%
37,180
Men
54.3%

The workforce of Thornton PUMA, CO in 2020 was 68,525 people, with 45.7% woman, and 54.3% men.

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Occupations

90.7k
2022 Value
33.6%
1 Year growth
± 33.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thornton PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 33.6%, from 67.9k employees to 90.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thornton PUMA, CO, are Other managers (2,661 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,553 people), and Customer service representatives (2,218 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thornton PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

90.7k
2022 Value
33.6%
1 Year growth
± 33.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thornton PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 33.6%, from 67.9k employees to 90.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thornton PUMA, CO, are Construction (8,890 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,952 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Thornton PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Thornton PUMA, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,094
Median earning men ± $1,858
$40,796
Median earning women ± $1,359

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($82,623), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,766), and Public Administration ($69,592).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($106,750), Information ($90,268), and Public Administration ($60,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Thornton PUMA, CO awarded 6,131 degrees. The student population of Thornton PUMA, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,735 male students and 11,516 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thornton PUMA, CO are White (3,690 and 61.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,570 and 26%), Two or More Races (239 and 3.96%), and Asian (205 and 3.4%).

The largest universities in Thornton PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Front Range Community College (5,675 and 92.6%) and Pima Medical Institute-Denver (440 and 7.18%).

The most popular majors in Thornton PUMA, CO are General Business Administration & Management (855 and 13.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (819 and 13.4%), and Welding Technology (416 and 6.79%).

The median tuition cost in Thornton PUMA, CO for a public four year colleges is $3,754 for in-state students and $15,404 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,251 students enrolled in Thornton PUMA, CO, 43.1% men and 56.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,799 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 819 degrees awarded
  2. 285 degrees awarded
  3. 247 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Thornton PUMA, CO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 819 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,675 degrees awarded
  2. 440 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Front Range Community College with 5,675 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,689 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Thornton PUMA, CO, which is 0.781 times less than the 3,442 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,690 degrees mean that there were 2.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,570 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,392) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.83% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Thornton PUMA, CO in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (37.8k), Some college (26.9k), and Bachelors Degree (26.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Thornton PUMA, CO was $423,600 in 2022, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $384,300 to $423,600, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Thornton PUMA, CO is 62.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Thornton PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Thornton PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Thornton PUMA, CO is $80,425. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Thornton PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

Property

$423,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,112
$42,535
Median Property Taxes
±$1,531

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Rent vs Own

62.7%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.7% of the housing units in Thornton PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Thornton PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

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Household Income

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$80,425
Median Household Income
± $2,491
67.9k
Number of Households
± 2,119

In 2022, the median household income of the 67.9k households in Thornton PUMA, CO grew to $80,425 from the previous year's value of $79,383.

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Wage Distribution

0.418
2022 Wage GINI in Thornton PUMA, CO
0.424
2021 Wage GINI in Thornton PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Thornton PUMA, CO was 0.418 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.49% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Thornton PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Thornton PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.8%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 71.3% of workers in Thornton PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.8%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thornton PUMA, CO have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Thornton PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

9.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thornton PUMA, CO (16.4k out of 178k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Thornton PUMA, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Thornton PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 9.73% on Medicare, 9.77% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
9.73%
Medicare
9.77%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thornton PUMA, CO grew by 35% from 7.5% to 10.1%.

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