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Welcome to Thompson ...

The city of Thompson is located in Grand Forks County<1>.

The location of Thompson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thompson has a population of 1,031 people<3> (see below for details).

Thompson was established in 1881.

The community of Thompson is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Thompson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Thompson: (701)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thompson had an population of 1,031 people. This is an increase of 4.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thompson had a population of 986 people. This makes Thompson the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Thompson represents 0.15% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 986 people, the population of Thompson decreased 1.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,006 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thompson.

Communities Also Named Thompson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Thompson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (3), Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thompson.

Communities near Thompson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thompson.

  • Grand Forks [Grand Forks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Forks
    • Grand Forks [Grand Forks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,950 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Forks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Forks<6>
  • East Grand Forks [Polk County]
  • Hatton [Traill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
    • Hatton [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<6>
  • Emerado [Grand Forks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerado
    • Emerado [Grand Forks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerado
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerado<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fisher [Polk County]
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      • Fisher [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
    • Buxton [Traill County]
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      • Buxton [Traill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buxton<6>
    • Reynolds [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolds
      • Reynolds [Traill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynolds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynolds<6>
    • Climax [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
    • Holmes [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmes
      • Holmes [Grand Forks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Thompson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes
    • Mallory [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thompson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thompson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thompson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thompson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson. See our Newspapers Page for Thompson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thompson ...

Looking for more information about Thompson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Thompson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thompson.

Adding Thompson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thompson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thompson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thompson on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thompson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Grand Forks County: www.grandforkscountygov.com/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Grand Forks, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thompson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thompson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thompson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thompson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThompsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7750, Longitude: -97.1062       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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