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Thompson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Thompson had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Thompson is located at latitude 43.3698 and longitude -93.7747 in Winnebago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thompson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,266 feet.

The City of Thompson (GNIS ID: 2396050) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Thompson is located within Township of King, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winnebago County.

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.

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


Total Population 456
Population in Households 456
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 520
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $46,944
Average Home Value $59,763


Median Household Income $51,228
Average Household Income $54,866
Per Capita Income $25,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.53% -0.98%
Households -1.33% -0.84%
Families -0.69% -0.91%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thompson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 491 51st
Population Density1 # 633 37th
Diversity Index2 # 629 37th
Median Household Income # 571 44th
Per Capita Income # 618 39th

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