Thornton, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Thornton Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Thornton Content

Also See: Thornton, AR ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Thornton, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Thornton had a population of 450 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Thornton is located at latitude 33.7749 and longitude -92.4876 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thornton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 318 feet.

The City of Thornton (GNIS ID: 2405588) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Thornton is located within Township 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thornton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Thornton, AR Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | AR Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township 1 | Calhoun County | Arkansas Counties

Search the map for:

Thornton, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 450
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 417
Population in Familes 337
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 235
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $39,033
Average Household Income $51,657
Per Capita Income $22,349


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $45,779
Average Home Value $67,553


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.39% 0.48%
Households 1.71% 0.62%
Families 0.92% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Thornton, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thornton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 310 43rd
Population Density # 383 29th
Diversity Index # 201 63rd
Median Household Income # 221 59th
Per Capita Income # 173 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.

Arkansas Research Tools

Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Arkansas Census Data
Highest or Lowest: