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​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 Co​​uncil of Governments (DRCOG).