Location and Weather
Thornton is only 10 miles from Denver, and is known as a small city with all the benefits of an urban city. Thornton is higher than Denver, reaching an elevation of 5,342 feet. It was founded in the 1950’s as a suburban community to Denver and has steadily grown since.
In Thornton, the summers are warm and clear, while winters are dry and cold. Summer temperatures reach the 80’s, with lows in the 60’s. The winter temperatures are in the 50’s, with lows in the 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population of Thornton in 2019 was 139,436, with a growth rate of 1.82%. The job growth has increased by 2.79% and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 47.41%. The largest industries are in healthcare, social assistance, retail trade and construction.
The biggest employers are Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Space Imaging Brasil and the City of Thornton. The cost of living is high, due to the Thornton real estate market and higher cost of available housing.
With strong job growth, parks for outdoor recreation, and scenic views, Thornton will continue to appeal to those who want a suburban lifestyle, with all the opportunities and amenities of Denver.
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