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Thornton, Arkansas

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Located in: Calhoun County (see below)

Time Zone: Thornton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (870)

ZIP Code: 71766<1>

Elevation: 300 feet [91.44 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Thornton)


2016:<3>     392   (3.69% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     407   (21.28% decrease since 2000)
2000:     517

Total Area:<4>   1.93 sq. miles [5 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   216

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Thornton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7756, Longitude: -92.4890     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   33° 46' 32"
Lon:   -92° 29' 20"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Fordyce

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Thornton

GNIS ID:   2405588
FIPS State / Place Code:   05 / 69050

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Thornton)

About Calhoun County

The city of Hampton is the County Seat for Calhoun County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Calhoun)


2016:     5,144   (4.17% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     5,368   (6.55% decrease since 2000)
2000:     5,744

Total Area:   632 sq. miles [1,637.9 km²]

Housing Units:   2,897

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Calhoun

GNIS ID:   63758
FIPS State / County Code:   05 / 013

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Thornton)

About Arkansas

From the US Census


2016:     2,988,248   (2.48% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,915,918   (9.07% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,673,400

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Arkansas

GNIS ID:   68085
FIPS State:   05

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<1>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Thornton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thornton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thornton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Thornton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Thornton, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Thornton.

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