Thornton is located close to the center of Colorado. Thornton is between the Broomfield, Adams, Denver county. Thornton has 34.84 square miles of land area and 1.11 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Thornton population is 124,707, which has grown 51.37% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 20.84% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Thornton median household income is $66,160 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 21.52% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 25.94% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Thornton median house value is $210,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 29.60% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 43.70% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Thornton is worse than the state average in quality.