Population & Demographics
Accurate data is critical to making effective planning decisions. The City of Thornton collects and studies population and demographic
data relating to the city, surrounding communities, Adams county, and the state.
Each quarter, the Policy Planning Division publishes an updated population and housing
count for use by other City departments and the general public. Policy Planning
also creates demographic reports describing characteristics of the Thornton
community. Additionally, staff participates in larger regional planning efforts by
providing data to, and collaborating with, other municipalities and organizations, and
the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).