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Thornton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,490 at the 2010 census.HistoryThornton was incorporated in 1763, and named for Doctor Matthew Thornton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.8sqmi, of which 50.2sqmi is land and 0.6sqmi is water, comprising 1.19% of the town. The highest point in Thornton is 2580ft above sea level on the western ridge of Dickey Mountain, whose 2734ft summit lies in the neighboring town of Waterville Valley.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,843 people, 759 households, and 507 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.6 people per square mile (14.1/km²). There were 1,487 housing units at an average density of 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.61% White, 0.27% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.Use our United States trip builder app to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Thornton.
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