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Thompson, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Thompson had a population of 1,028 as of July 1, 2016. Thompson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thompson is located at latitude 47.7746 and longitude -97.1044 in Grand Forks County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thompson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grand Forks County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Thompson (GNIS ID: 1036294) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thompson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thompson: Norton.

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Thompson, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,028
Population in Households 1,028
Population in Familes 892
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,248
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $186,466
Average Home Value $240,288


Median Household Income $78,521
Average Household Income $109,264
Per Capita Income $42,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 2.5%
Households 0.79% 2.59%
Families -0.55% 2.49%
Median Household Income   -0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Thompson, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thompson to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 86th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 129 68th
Median Household Income # 24 94th
Per Capita Income # 21 95th

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