Thomson, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Thomson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Thomson (historical) had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thomson: City of Thomson, Thompson.

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Thomson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 170
Population in Households 170
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 92
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $81,992
Average Household Income $106,290
Per Capita Income $40,208


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (90.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $235,227
Average Home Value $288,028


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.81% 0.92%
Households 0.65% 0.77%
Families 2.32% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

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, 2018 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 # 730 19th
Population Density # 810 11th
Diversity Index # 880 3rd
Median Household Income # 93 90th
Per Capita Income # 84 91st

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