Thompson, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 487 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.3%
 
Males: 246  (50.6%)
Females: 241  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50478.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,834 (it was $32,868 in 2000)
Thompson:

$30,834
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,702 (it was $18,919 in 2000)

Thompson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,056 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Thompson:

$48,056
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $51,588; Detached houses: $51,588

Median gross rent in 2012: $573.

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  • White alone - 489 (97.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thompson: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.6%), Norwegian (20.3%), Irish (12.0%), Welsh (6.3%), United States (2.1%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1894

Elevation: 1270 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 557 people per square mile   (low).

Thompson,IA real estate house value index trend

Thompson, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Thompson:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thompson city:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Iowa:  4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $685 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $633 (1.4%)

Thompson satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.37 N, Longitude: 93.77 W

Area code: 641

Thompson household income distribution Thompson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+15.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Thompson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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 Thompson 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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)

Public high school in Thompson:

Public elementary/middle school in Thompson:

See full list of schools located in Thompson

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.1%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Thompson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Thompson travel time to work - commute Thompson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thompson city (based on Winnebago County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.95%
Here: 86.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents61.0%13.9%11.6%3.9%3.8%
Congregations42.3%15.4%11.5%3.8%3.8%
Name Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceNorth American Baptist ConferenceGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.0%1.0%0.9%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Winnebago 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.
State:

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

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

17.1%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,378
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,207
Water Supply 1$3,527$42,3240$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,016
Totals for Government 1$3,527$42,3244$4,601

Thompson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $71,000 ($145.79)
    Sewerage: $46,000 ($94.46)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($84.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($82.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($55.44)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($47.23)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($41.07)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($39.01)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($30.80)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($18.48)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($12.32)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($4.11)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($2.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($61.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($20.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $82,000 ($168.38)

Thompson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $63,000 ($129.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($94.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($12.32)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($69.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($86.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000 ($98.56)
    General Support: $13,000 ($26.69)
  • Tax - Property: $101,000 ($207.39)
    Total General Sales: $37,000 ($75.98)

Thompson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $420,000 ($862.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $18,000 ($36.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $379,000 ($778.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $23,000 ($47.23)

Thompson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $225,000 ($462.01)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,186 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, IA  0.64% ($28,679 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.60% ($69,462)
from Worth County, IA  0.41% ($32,556)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.73% ($26,250 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
to Worth County, IA  0.39% ($28,588)

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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • EDDIE BARELA, Intersection Of 90th Ave & 385th Street (Lat: 43.319528 Lon: -93.791750), Type: 82.9, Overall height: 82.9 m
    Registrant: 6418452340, Eddie.Barela@iberdrolausa.Com, 1143-410TH STREET
  • James E McDonald, 11692 Hwy 9 (Ia14_thompson 196549248) (Lat: 43.373750 Lon: -93.767417), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, 11692 Hwy 9 (Ia14_thompson 196549248) (Lat: 43.373750 Lon: -93.767417), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE B1F2-D
  • 620 4th Ave E (Lat: 43.367778 Lon: -93.763333), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 5155926105, , 704 E MAIN

FCC Registered Commercial 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: 01/09/2007, Expiration Date: 02/19/2017
    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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 04/03/2004, Expiration Date: 04/03/2014
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, 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:

3
  • Call Sign: KC0BP, Licensee ID: L00410910
    Grant Date: 10/25/2005, Expiration Date: 12/14/2015
    Registrant: Paul A Jacobson, 12762 Hwy 9, Thompson, IA 50478
  • Call Sign: W0DZC, Licensee ID: L00913834
    Grant Date: 04/20/2006, Expiration Date: 06/13/2016, 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

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
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Thompson on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2015.



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