Thornton (Colorado)

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Coordinates 39°54′11″N 104°57′16″W
Country United States
State Colorado
Counties Adams County Weld County
City Thornton
Incorporated June 12, 1956
Named for Daniel I.J. Thornton
Elevation 5,351 ft (1,631 m)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP codes Denver 80221, 80229, 80233, 80241, 80260 Brighton 80602
Area code(s) Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-77290
GNIS feature ID 0181265
Website City of Thornton
Government (Type) Home rule municipality
Government (Mayor) Janifer "Jan" Kulmann (Since 2019)
Government (City Manager) Kevin Woods (Since 2017)
Government (Total) 37.947 sq mi (98.282 km2)
Government (Land) 35.924 sq mi (93.043 km2)
Government (Water) 2.023 sq mi (5.239 km2)
Area (Total) 37.947 sq mi (98.282 km2)
Area (Land) 35.924 sq mi (93.043 km2)
Area (Water) 2.023 sq mi (5.239 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 141,867
Population (2020) (Rank) 6th in Colorado 191st in the United States
Population (2020) (Density) 3,949/sq mi (1,525/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 2,963,821 (19th)
Population (2020) (CSA) 3,623,560 (17th)
Population (2020) (Front Range) 5,055,344

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The City of Thornton is a home rule municipality located in Adams and Weldcounties, Colorado, United States. The city population was 141,867, all in Adams County, at the 2020 United States Census, an increase of +19.44% since the 2010 United States Census. Thornton is the sixth most populous city in Colorado and the 191st most populous city in the United States. Thornton is 10 miles (16 km) north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver and is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton consisted solely of farmland until 1953, when Sam Hoffman purchased a lot off Washington Street about seven miles (11 km) north of Denver. The town he laid out was the first fully planned community in Adams County, and the first to offer full municipal services from a single tax levy, including recreation services and free trash pickup. Thornton was named in honor of then-incumbent Colorado GovernorDan Thornton.

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