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Thompson, North Dakota
S&T Quick Stop, the town's gas station and convenience store.
S&T Quick Stop, the town's gas station and convenience store.
Location of Thompson, North Dakota
Location of Thompson, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grand Forks
Metro Greater Grand Forks
Founded 1881
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 986
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,021
 • Density 2,181.62/sq mi (843.19/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58278
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-78660
GNIS feature ID 1032471
Highways ND 15
Website CityOfThompsonND.com

Thompson is a city in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States. It is part of the "Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks". It is located on the border of Allendale and Walle townships, with Walle on the east and Allendale on the west. The population was 986 at the 2010 census. Thompson was founded in 1881.

Geography

Thompson is located at 47°46′33″N 97°06′24″W / 47.775821°N 97.106538°W / 47.775821; -97.106538 (47.775821, -97.106538).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), of which, 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 273
1940 276 1.1%
1950 270 −2.2%
1960 290 7.4%
1970 291 0.3%
1980 785 169.8%
1990 930 18.5%
2000 1,006 8.2%
2010 986 −2.0%
2019 (est.) 1,021 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 986 people, 356 households, and 293 families living in the city. The population density was 2,143.5 inhabitants per square mile (827.6/km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 787.0 per square mile (303.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 356 households, of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.7% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 7.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Education

The city is served by Thompson Public School. The school offers grades K-12.

High school championships

  • State Class 'B' track & field: 1997 (4th place)
  • State Class 'B' volleyball: 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2018
  • State Class 'B' baseball: 1983, 1985, 1999, 2005
  • State Class 'B' jazz: 2010 (4th place)
  • State Class 'B' hip-hop: 2011 (4th place)
  • State Class 'B' football: 1993 semi-finalist, 1995 finalist, 1996 semi-finalist, 2010 semi-final loss, 2016 State Champions, 2018 State Champions.
  • State Class ‘B’ boys basketball: 2019 Champions

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