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Income/capita 24%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 27%
IndexThorntonIowaNational
Income per capita$22,597$28,872$29,829
Median household income$40,625$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,500$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,865$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$32,250$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$24,531$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.5%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Thornton is 24% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Thornton is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Thornton is 27% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Thornton is 29% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,080$40,625$81,250
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Thornton median earnings by income bracket

      Thornton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.8%2.3%
      Manufacturing sector15.5%6.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%10.0%
      Wholesale & retail services24.1%13.8%
      Public administration0.9%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%0.0%
      Education, health & social services8.6%36.2%
      Other25.0%27.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ventura, IA737$70,62528%
      Garner, IA3,091$59,2077%
      Rockwell, IA1,100$53,2614%
      Meservey, IA177$52,9174%
      Clear Lake, IA7,644$51,0048%
      Thornton, IA482$40,62527%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wilmot, AR482$22,69259%
      Caroga Lake, NY482$43,54221%
      Pink Hill, NC482$37,70832%
      Lake Ivanhoe, WI482$50,6738%
      Center Ridge, AR482$36,53434%
      Thornton, IA482$40,62527%
      Source: The Thornton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).