Thornton is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,158 people and just one neighborhood, Thornton is the 699th largest community in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Thornton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thornton is a town of service providers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Thornton who work in maintenance occupations (15.29%), management occupations (14.88%) and farm management occupations (14.88%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Thornton work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
A relatively large number of people in Thornton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.44% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Being a small town, Thornton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.