Prior to 1950 Thornton was mainly farmland - in 1952 F & S Construction announced the construction of a 5,000 home community which was named after the Governor of Colorado, Dan Thornton. The 1 square mile community incorporated as the City of Thornton in 1956 with a population of 8,640. It is now 27.2 square miles with a population of 130,307.
Zip Codes: 80023 80221 80229 80233 80241 80260 80602
Major Employers: North Suburban Medical Center, American Furniture Warehouse, Dish Network, King Soopers, Walmart, Home Depot

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