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Thomson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Thomson (historical) had a population of 167 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Thomson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 167
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 86
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 92
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 167
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 90
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $76,614
Average Household Income $94,042
Per Capita Income $35,285


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $222,500
Average Home Value $270,000


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 57
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 0.68% 0.59%
Households 0.56% 0.52%
Families 2.4% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 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 # 730 19th
Population Density # 811 10th
Diversity Index # 858 5th
Median Household Income # 107 88th
Per Capita Income # 148 84th

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