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Thompson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Thompson had a population of 457 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 457
Daytime Population: Workers 248
Daytime Population: Residents 226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 521
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,393
Average Household Income $57,441
Per Capita Income $26,760


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $48,011
Average Home Value $57,840


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 135
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 -1.29% -0.85%
Households -1.15% -0.75%
Families -0.6% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 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 # 490 52nd
Population Density # 634 37th
Diversity Index # 631 38th
Median Household Income # 587 42nd
Per Capita Income # 560 45th

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