Thomson, Minnesota

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Thomson is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, USA, along the St. Louis River. The population was 153 at the 2000 census.

Thomson is adjacent to Jay Cooke State Park and is located on the Willard Munger State Trail.

Minnesota Highway 210 serves as a main arterial route in the community.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (15.32%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 153 people, 64 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 81.3 people per square mile (31.4/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 35.6/sq mi (13.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.39% White, 0.65% Native American, and 1.96% from two or more races. 21.9% were of Irish, 20.2% Finnish, 15.8% Norwegian, 14.0% German, 8.8% Polish and 7.0% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 64 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,438, and the median income for a family was $65,833. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,290. About 4.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

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Coordinates: 46°39′49″N 92°23′53″W / 46.66361°N 92.39806°W / 46.66361; -92.39806

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