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People

Total Population 736
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 295
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,208
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $86,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 20.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thomson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 61285
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.958
Longitude -90.099

Thomson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station MOUNT CARROLL
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station BELLEVUE L AND D 12
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Thomson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Thompson (61285)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 1,039 $65,625
Chadwick 481 $50,893
Fulton 3,467 $68,621

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thomson Public Libraries

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York Twp. P.l.
1005 WEST MAIN STREET
Thomson, Illinois
(815) 259-2480

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Thomson High Schools

THOMSON JR SR HIGH SCHOOL
801 SOUTH STREET
815-259-2735
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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