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Encyclopedia > Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
Thornton Township
Location
Location in Cook County.
Government
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Supervisor
Geographical characteristics
Area  
  Township 123.02 km²  (47.5 sq mi)
    Land   121.72 km²  (47.0 sq mi)
    Water   1.29 km² (0.5 sq mi)  1%
Demographics
Population  
  Township (2000) 180,802
Time zone
  Summer (DST)
CST (UTC-6)
CST (UTC-5)

Thornton Township is a township located in Cook County, in the state of Illinois. Incorporated in 1850, it is the largest township in Illinois.[citation needed] It is located immediately south of Chicago, Illinois. The population was 180,802 at the 2000 census. The township includes all of the following municipalities: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (540x669, 20 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Listed are the 102 counties of the state of Illinois. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time in British English, is the convention of... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... Central Standard Time ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


On the east -

In the middle - Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Lansing is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lansing, Illinois Lansing, Kansas Lansing, Michigan Lansing (town), New York Lansing, North Carolina Lansing, Iowa Lansing is the name of several settlements: Lansing, a former settlement that is part of Toronto Lansing, West Virginia, north of Oak... Burnham is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

On the west - Incorporated Village in 1893. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

As well as parts of: Phoenix is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Dixmoor is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

The village of South Holland, Illinois serves as the governmental seat of Thornton Township. The township is named after the village of Thornton, Illinois, located in the south central portion of the township. Many parts of the township carry names inspired by the village's name, including the three high schools of Thornton Township District 205: Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois; Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois; and Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois. Incorporated Village in 1911. ... Markham is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Homewood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Glenwood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Thornton is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Thornton Township High School is a school located in Harvey, Illinois. ... Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ...


Boundaries

Thornton Township is bordered by Western Avenue on the west, 135th Street on the north, the Indiana state line on the east, and 183rd Street on the South. Western Avenue, in Chicago, claims to be the worlds longest street. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...


To the north of Thornton Township is the city of Chicago and Calumet Township, to the west is Bremen Township, to the south is Bloom Township, and to the east is Lake County, Indiana. Calumet Brookville Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Bremen Township is located in Southern Cook County, Illinois. ... Bloom Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ...


Population

As of the 1990 census, 175,896 individuals made Thornton Township their home. In general, the overall population has decreased but the percentage of minorities and senior citizens has increased.


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(County Seat: Chicago)
Cities and Towns Berwyn | Blue Island | Burbank | Calumet City | Calumet Park | Chicago Heights | Chicago | Cicero | Country Club Hills | Countryside | Des Plaines | Evanston | Harvey | Hickory Hills | Markham | Northlake | Oak Forest | Palos Heights | Palos Hills | Park Ridge | Rolling Meadows
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