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Thompson, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Thompson had a population of 997 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thompson: Norton.

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Thompson, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 997
Daytime Population: Workers 109
Daytime Population: Residents 354
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 463
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 997
Population in Familes 861
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,180
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $83,602
Average Household Income $113,087
Per Capita Income $44,069


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $192,857
Average Home Value $260,553


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 3.02%
Households 0.38% 3.08%
Families -0.87% 2.95%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2017 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 # 59 86th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 158 60th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 21 95th

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