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The City of Thornton had a population of 333 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Thornton is located at latitude 33.779 and longitude -92.4918 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thornton 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 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.

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Thornton, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 333 (100%)
Population in Households 267 (80.2%)
Population in Families 213 (64.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 66 (19.8%)
Population Density 173
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $42,510
Average Household Income $63,093
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $22,164
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $121,154
Average Home Value $128,333
Housing Affordability Index3 182


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.79% -0.42%
Households -1.58% -0.59%
Families   -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.93%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.57%

Thornton, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thornton to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 349 44th
Population Density # 426 32nd
Median Household Income # 390 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 313 50th
Per Capita Income # 516 18th
Diversity Index # 202 68th

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