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Thornton, Colorado

Thornton Colorado
Administration
Full nameCity of Thornton, Colorado
Official nameCity of Thornton, Colorado
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountiesAdams County
Weld County
IncorporatedJune 12, 1956
Named forDaniel I.J. Thornton
Government
TypeHome Rule Municipality
Geography
Total Area27.2 sq mi (70.4 km2)
Land Area26.9 sq mi (69.7 km2)
Water Area0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation5351 ft (1631 m)
Demography
Total Population118772 (US: 213th) (2010)
Density (pop.)1183.7/km2 (3066.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codesDenver 80221, 80229, 80233, 80241, 80260
Brighton 80602
Area codeBoth 303 and 720
FIPS code08-77290
GNIS feature ID0181265
HighwaysI-25, I-76, SH 7, SH 44, SH 224, E-470

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The city of Thornton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado and a suburb of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 mi (16.1 km) northeast of the state's capital, Denver. The United States Census Bureau that the city population was 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213st most populous city in the United States.


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