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Thornton,city (1990 pop. 55,031), Adams co., NE Colo., a residential and industrial suburb of DenverDenver,
city (1990 pop. 467,610), alt. 5,280 ft (1,609 m), state capital, coextensive with Denver co., N central Colo., on a plateau at the foot of the Front Range of the Rocky Mts., along the South Platte River where Cherry Creek meets it; est. 1858 and named after James W.
..... Click the link for more information. ; inc. 1956. Industries include oil and gas development and the production of computer graphics systems, wood products, coffee and tea, building components, infant furniture, automobile accessories, sheet metal, air distribution and pneumatic equipment, instrumentation recorders, and space systems. Thornton has grown tremendously along with the rapid development of the Denver metropolitan area.