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Thomson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Thomson (historical) had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2016. Thomson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thomson is located at latitude 46.6687 and longitude -92.4015 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomson (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,053 feet.

The City of Thomson (historical) (GNIS ID: 2396051) has a X1 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a governmental entity. 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 Thomson 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 Thomson: City of Thomson, Thompson.

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Thomson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 166
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (88.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $214,474
Average Home Value $270,070


Median Household Income $76,614
Average Household Income $95,576
Per Capita Income $36,077
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.71%
Households 0.65% 0.78%
Families 3.07% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.

Thomson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 733 19th
Population Density1 # 812 10th
Diversity Index2 # 877 3rd
Median Household Income # 96 90th
Per Capita Income # 103 89th

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