Thornton, New Hampshire

Thornton: Town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States


Thornton is a town located in the county of Grafton in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,490 and a population density of 19 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,553 inhabitants.

The town was created 260 years ago in 1762.

Thornton locator map
Location of Thornton on New Hampshire map.

Quick Facts about Thornton

Population : 2,553 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Hampshire (United States)
County : Grafton County
Postal code : 03285
Phone Area Codes : 603
Area : 131.5 km2
Altitude : 617 feet / 188 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1763 (260 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:26:51 (1st December 2023)
Density : 19 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.47% (2010-2020)
Weather : 26℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather
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Thornton is located at 43°53'34"N 71°40'33"W (43.8928500, -71.6759100).

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Thornton forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind 0 to 5 mph. more


The population of Thornton increased by 2.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,490 - census
2011 2,482 -0.32% estimation process
2012 2,493 0.44% estimation process
2013 2,507 0.56% estimation process
2014 2,505 -0.08% estimation process
2015 2,494 -0.44% estimation process
2016 2,502 0.32% estimation process
2017 2,510 0.32% estimation process
2018 2,509 -0.04% estimation process
2019 2,536 1.06% estimation process
2020 2,553 0.67% estimation process

Thornton zip code is 03285. County name: Grafton, County fips: 33009

People born in Thornton (3)

People born in Thornton, including clergyman and abolitionist Jeremiah Rankin, dermatologist Noah Worcester, art historian, librarian, curator, academic and hispanist Beatrice Gilman Proske, .


Schools in Thornton

College & universities near Thornton, NH

Code Name City ZIP
183080 Plymouth State University Plymouth (NH) 03264-1595

Stations (27)

Amtrak & bus stations near Thornton, NH

Code Name Address Type
PMO Plymouth, New Hampshire 83 Main St. BUS
LNN Lincoln, New Hampshire Main and Franklin Sts. BUS
NHN New Hampton, New Hampshire 325 Route 104 BUS
CAY Conway, New Hampshire 392 West Main St. BUS
LTL Littleton, New Hampshire 336 Cottage St. BUS

Post offices near Thornton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Campton Post Office Campton (NH) 03223

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Thornton , Colorado The seventh most populous city in Colorado. It is located in the northeastern part of the state. Thornton is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Thornton Historical Society and the Thornton Town Center. with a population of 148,113 people.
  • Thornton , Illinois village in Cook County, Illinois, USA with a population of 2,367 people.
  • Thornton , Texas town in Limestone County, Texas with a population of 524 people.
  • Thornton , Iowa human settlement in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 401 people.
  • Thornton , Arkansas city in Calhoun County, Arkansas, United States with a population of 375 people.

Other cities in Grafton County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Grafton County , NH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lebanon 13,808 City in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Hanover 11,555 Town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Plymouth 6,916 Town in New Hampshire
Littleton 5,902 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Enfield 4,564 Town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Haverhill 4,555 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Canaan 3,917 Town in New Hamsphire
Bristol 3,156 Town in New Hampshire
Bethlehem 2,656 Town in New Hampshire
Holderness 2,131 Town in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Ashland 2,067 Town in New Hampshire
Lincoln 1,775 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Lyme 1,685 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Alexandria 1,628 Town in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Lisbon 1,587 Town in New Hampshire, USA
Rumney 1,575 City in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Thornton distances to largest New Hampshire cities