Thornton, NH

Residents can enjoy a laid-back lifestyle, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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Welcome to Thornton, New Hampshire

Thornton, New Hampshire is a picturesque town located in Grafton County, in the heart of the White Mountains, with a population of around 2,500 people. Residents can enjoy a laid-back lifestyle, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, skiing, and fishing. Despite its rural location, Thornton has a close-knit community and easy access to larger towns, with Interstate 93 flowing right through town.  
 
Aerial View of Thornton New Hampshire
 

Shopping & Dining in Thornton, NH 

Thornton is a small town with limited shopping and dining options. However, residents can still find a few local establishments to explore. For dining, J.L. Sullivan's Irish Pub offers pub fare with an Irish twist and, at times, even live music! For a delicious breakfast, stop by Benton's Sugar Shack, which offers stacks of pancakes with their award-winning maple syrup as well as other classic breakfast dishes. As for shopping, Thornton doesn't have any major retail stores or malls. Despite the limited shopping and dining options in Thornton itself, the town's central location in the White Mountains makes it easy to explore nearby towns and attractions.
 

Things To Do in Thornton, NH 

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Thornton, including hiking, fishing, and camping. One of the most popular hikes in the area is the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. If you're looking for a more leisurely activity, you can take a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway, which is only a few minutes away. The White Mountain National Forest provides outdoor enthusiasts with many opportunities where you can explore miles of hiking trails, pristine lakes, and cascading waterfalls.
 

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Overview for Thornton, NH, NH

2,516 people live in Thornton, NH, where the median age is 44.7 and the average individual income is $35,435. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,516

Total Population

44.7 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$35,435

Average individual Income

Around Thornton, NH, NH

There's plenty to do around Thornton, NH, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dam Brewhouse, J L Sullivans Irish Pub and Restaurant, and Benton's Sugar Shack.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.17 miles 21 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 3.47 miles 45 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.85 miles 161 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining 2.61 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.46 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Dining 3.76 miles 26 reviews 4/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Thornton, NH, NH

Thornton, NH has 1,020 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Thornton, NH do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,516 people call Thornton, NH home. The population density is 49.64 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,516

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.7

Median Age

58.27 / 41.73%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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1,020

Total Households

2.43

Average Household Size

$35,435

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Thornton, NH, NH

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The following schools are within or nearby Thornton, NH. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
School rating
Thornton Central School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5

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