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Thorntown is a town in Sugar Creek Township, Boone County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,520 at the 2010 census. Thorntown is located in northwestern Boone County, about halfway between Lafayette and Indianapolis.
The first permanent settlement at Thorntown was made in 1827. A post office was established at Thorntown in 1830. Thorntown was platted in 1831. Thorntown is the English translation for the name of a former Native American village located there.
The Thorntown Public Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Thorntown is located at 40°7′44″N 86°36′32″W (40.128757, -86.608762).
According to the 2010 census, Thorntown has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.55 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,520 people, 556 households, and 422 families living in the town. The population density was 2,533.3 inhabitants per square mile (978.1/km2). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 1,036.7 per square mile (400.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races.