Thompson, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 482 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.1%
 
Males: 237  (49.3%)
Females: 245  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

51.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50478.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,774 (it was $32,868 in 2000)
Thompson:

$48,774
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,681 (it was $18,919 in 2000)

Thompson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $63,200 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Thompson:

$63,200
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $62,794; detached houses: $62,892

Median gross rent in 2017: $415.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thompson: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 77.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thompson, IA (2010)
    • 48997.4%White alone
    • 51.0%Asian alone
    • 51.0%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Two or more races

Races in Thompson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thompson, Iowa as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thompson is 235 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (35.7%), German (23.5%), American (7.7%), Dutch (4.1%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1894

Elevation: 1270 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 551 people per square mile   (low).

Thompson, Iowa map

50 residents are foreign born (8.1% Latin America).

This city:

10.6%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $898 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $799 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (79.2 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (113.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Leland, IA (2.7 miles ),
Buffalo Center, IA (3.0 miles ),
Forest City, IA (3.2 miles ),
Crystal Lake, IA (3.2 miles ),
Scarville, IA (3.2 miles),
Rake, IA (3.3 miles ),
Woden, IA (3.4 miles ),
Kiester, MN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.37 N, Longitude: 93.77 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Thompson, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thompson, IA in 2017
Thompson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $295,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $190,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Thompson, IA residents
Average permit cost in Thompson, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+15.3%).
Most common industries in Thompson, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (27.2%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (36.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.4%)
  • Utilities (7.1%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.5%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (18.7%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Thompson, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)

Average climate in Thompson, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thompson-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the Thompson city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thompson-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from Thompson center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 287.4 miles away from Thompson center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.2 miles away from Thompson center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 458.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 281.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thompson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thompson:

  • TIMELY MISSION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BUFFALO CENTER, IA)
  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thompson:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 36 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 45 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 54 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 55 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 58 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 65 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 67 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Library in Thompson:

  • THOMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,757; Location: 142 JACKSON ST N; 4,949 books; 99 audio materials; 108 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thompson: Winnebago County Fairgrounds (A), Northland Cooperative Elevator (B), Thompson Rescue Unit (C), Thompson Fire Department (D), Thompson Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thompson include: Bethany Lutheran Church (A), Methodist Church (B), Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Abels Townhouse of Buffalo Center (45032 70th Avenue).

Winnebago County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Thompson (2011 data):

  • Titonka Savings Bank: Thompson Branch at 11723 Hwy 9, branch established on 1998/02/13. Info updated 2008/08/08: Bank assets: $151.7 mil, Deposits: $129.9 mil, headquarters in Titonka, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Titonka Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Thompson:

Marital status in Thompson, IA
  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Thompson:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thompson, IA (based on Winnebago County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,24714
Evangelical Protestant91715
Catholic8103
Other5-
None1,887-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Winnebago County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Winnebago County:

8.5%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.8%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Thompson:

29.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thompson:

22.4%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thompson:

13.8%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Thompson:

53.3%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Thompson:

74.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thompson, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$3,527$42,3240$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,016
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,207
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,378
Totals for Government 1$3,527$42,3244$4,601

Thompson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $81,000 ($168.05)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($157.68)
    Regular Highways: $66,000 ($136.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($91.29)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($87.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($76.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($58.09)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($47.72)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($47.72)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($47.72)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($22.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($8.30)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($6.22)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($6.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($26.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,000 ($240.66)

Thompson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $54,000 ($112.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($85.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($20.75)
    Other: $4,000 ($8.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($4.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($76.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($18.67)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($109.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000 ($99.59)
  • Tax - Property: $130,000 ($269.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $45,000 ($93.36)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.07)

Thompson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $312,000 ($647.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $292,000 ($605.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($41.49)

Thompson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $419,000 ($869.29)

5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.04% ($48,711 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.62% ($53,148)
to Worth County, IA  0.46% ($25,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thompson:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thompson:

  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KZOW (91.9 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: WALDORF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Thompson:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)

Thompson fatal accident list:

Apr 23, 2002 08:03 PM, Sr-9, Lat: 43.377835, Lon: -93.773787, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.5mTotal length
  • 1,995Total average daily traffic
  • 288Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,995Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Thompson)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Atop Grain Elevator At North Edge (Lat: 43.369389 Lon: -93.779389), Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: WNYK426,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.512 MHz, 857.512 MHz, 858.512 MHz, 859.512 MHz, 860.512 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2017, Expiration Date: 02/19/2027, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • 512 Harrison (Lat: 43.385500 Lon: -93.773000), Type: Building, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPQW822, Licensee ID: L00001014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.312 MHz, 862.312 MHz, 863.312 MHz, 864.312 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2002, Expiration Date: 02/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2010, Certifier: Robin J Glenny, Registrant: Nextel Wip Expansion Two Corp.

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 6 Mi N 1.5 Mi W (Lat: 43.477167 Lon: -93.794111), Call Sign: KNAP427, Licensee ID: L00094908,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 03/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2011, Registrant: Alphs Farms Inc, Rr Box 220, Thompson, IA 50478, Phone: (515) 584-2322
  • 3.5 Mi S (Lat: 43.327722 Lon: -93.775222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WGQ702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2012, Expiration Date: 01/05/2022, Certifier: Kerry Groetsch, Registrant: Locakrd & White Inc, 14511 Falling Creek Ste 507, Houston, TX 77014, Fax: (281) 586-0044
  • 2 Mi S (Lat: 43.341611 Lon: -93.777444), Call Sign: KNEV754,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/1997, Expiration Date: 02/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/13/2002, Registrant: Ronald Jacobs, 39712 100th Ave, Thompson, IA 50478
  • Int Hwy 9 Harrison St (Lat: 43.379944 Lon: -93.773000), Call Sign: KWX935,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 04/03/2024, Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • Lat: 43.371917 Lon: -93.729139, Call Sign: WRAQ872,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, 151.850 MHz, 154.515 MHz, 159.765 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2018, Expiration Date: 02/01/2028, Certifier: Larry Mathatts, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • THOMPSON IA, 3.5 Mi S (Lat: 43.322500 Lon: -93.772778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WPRR529,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6873.75 MHz, Grant Date: 01/18/2011, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020, Certifier: Kerry R Groetsch, Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 3 1/2 Miles South Of Thompson (Lat: 43.321056 Lon: -93.772694), Call Sign: WSI722,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/16/1999, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W0DZC, Licensee ID: L00913834, Grant Date: 04/20/2006, Expiration Date: 06/13/2016, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2018, Certifier: Harvey P Pederson, Registrant: Harvey P Pederson, 40306 80 Ave, Thompson, IA 50478
  • Call Sign: WA0IRP, Licensee ID: L01393735, Grant Date: 04/25/2008, Expiration Date: 04/25/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Osmundson, Registrant: Bruce A Osmundson, 406 Harrison St S, Thompson, IA 50478-0003

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5948Q , Serial Number: 3190, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 03/24/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Lynn Krull, 12060 Highway 9, Thompson, IA 50478

Most common first names in Thompson, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna985.9 years
John977.1 years
Harry678.2 years
James578.0 years
Mary575.0 years
Harold478.5 years
Ernest475.7 years
Helen490.5 years
Arthur459.8 years
Charles471.5 years
Most common last names in Thompson, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson1675.9 years
Thorland878.5 years
Bell783.5 years
Larson784.0 years
Johnson782.1 years
Hauan774.9 years
Erickson683.5 years
Anderson686.2 years
Hagenson677.0 years
Florence581.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thompson, IA
  • 69.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 8.4%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thompson, IA
  • 70.6%Electricity
  • 29.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Thompson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.