Thorntown, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Thorntown, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Thorntown had a population of 1,552 as of July 1, 2018. Thorntown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thorntown is located at latitude 40.1293 and longitude -86.6101 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thorntown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Town of Thorntown (GNIS ID: 2397695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Thorntown is located within Township of Sugar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

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Thorntown, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,552
Population in Households 1,552
Population in Familes 1,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,570
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $58,646
Average Household Income $71,800
Per Capita Income $27,074


Total Housing Units 647 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $149,490
Average Home Value $188,329


Total Households 574
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 427
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.79%
Households 0.39% 0.86%
Families 0.14% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   3.7%

Thorntown, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thorntown to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 271 60th
Population Density # 41 94th
Diversity Index # 645 5th
Median Household Income # 171 75th
Per Capita Income # 225 67th

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