Thompson, North Dakota
|Thompson, North Dakota|
|— City —|
|Metro||Greater Grand Forks|
|• Total||0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)|
|• Land||0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||873 ft (266 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||983|
|• Density||2,143.5/sq mi (827.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1032471|
Thompson is a city in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in the 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.
The town has become famous for the nonsensical catchphrases of the former Principal of Thompson Public High School, Al Boedecker (deceased). Boedecker, who also taught Physics and Calculus, is widely considered one of the great influences on the students who bothered to leave North Dakota.
Thompson was hit by an EF4 tornado on June 17, 2010.
The S&T Quick Stop was previously (and more widely) known as Tim's Quick Stop.
Lee's Dairy Bar went into a steep decline after the loss of Patrick Lizakowski as an employee and has subsequently changed hands several times and is now known as The Fireside Lounge.
Thompson is located at (47.775821, -97.106538).
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 986 people, 356 households, and 293 families residing 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 out 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.
2000 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,006 people, 329 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,177.6 people per square mile (844.4/km2). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 733.8 per square mile (284.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 0.40% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.
There were 329 households out of which 53.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.43.
In the city the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $54,514, and the median income for a family was $57,250. Males had a median income of $35,682 versus $21,298 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,857. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.7% of those over 64.
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
- 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
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- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
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- Media related to Thompson, North Dakota at Wikimedia Commons
- City of Thompson official website
- Thompson Public School website