Thornton, Iowa

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Thornton is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 422 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Thornton is located at 42°56′42″N 93°23′3″W / 42.945°N 93.38417°W / 42.945; -93.38417 (42.944972, -93.384115)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 422 people, 183 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 338.6 people per square mile (130.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 154.8/sq mi (59.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.58% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.71% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,125, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $30,893 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,622. About 5.0% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


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