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Median resident age:  38.1 years
Utah median age:  27.1 years

Zip code: 84540

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,343 (it was $19,044 in 2000)
Thompson:

$24,343
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,465

Thompson CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $177,236 (it was $91,300 in 2000)
Thompson:

$177,236
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $374,518; Detached houses: $468,383; Mobile homes: $294,128; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,352

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Thompson races chart
  • White alone - 274 (85.4%)
  • Hispanic - 37 (11.5%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thompson: 199.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Thompson CCD:  0.4% ($357)
Utah:  0.7% ($956)
Thompson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (141.6 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (253.3 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (400.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Thompson Springs, UT (2.5 miles) , Castle Valley, UT (4.9 miles ), Moab, UT (5.2 miles ), Uintah and Ouray, UT (5.4 miles) , Green River, UT (5.5 miles ), Spanish Valley, UT (5.8 miles) , Loma, CO (6.7 miles ), Glade Park-Gateway, CO (6.8 miles) .

Latitude: 38.96 N, Longitude: 109.60 W

Area code: 435

Thompson household income distribution Thompson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Utah:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (39%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Gasoline stations (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (18%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (18%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Average climate in Thompson, Utah

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Earthquake activity:

Thompson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/6/1996 at 12:55:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Thompson center
On 3/7/2000 at 02:16:04, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/20/1995 at 12:46:16, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from Thompson center
On 8/6/2007 at 08:48:40, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 3.9 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grand County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thompson:

  • Mesa State College (about 57 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Snow College (about 111 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 2,666)
  • Brigham Young University (about 142 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 30,109)
  • Utah Valley University (about 146 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 15,072)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 147 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 150 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • University of Phoenix-Utah Campus (about 170 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 3,097)

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Notable locations in Thompson: Gavin Ranch (A), Arches National Park Visitor Center (B), Atlas Mineral Plant (C), Gordon Ranch (D), Hallet Ranch (E), Harley Dome (F), Hatch Ranch (G), Daly (H), Delicate Arch Viewpoint (I), Devils Garden Campground (J), Devils Garden Trailhead (K), Emkay (L), Fiery Furnace Viewpoint (M), La Sal Mountains Viewpoint (N), North Park Avenue Trailhead (O), Panorama Point (P), Potash (Q), Salt Valley Overlook (R), South Park Avenue Trailhead (S), Westwater River Ranger Station and Put In Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thompson Cemetery (1), Elgin Cemetery (2), Sego Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Holding Pond (A), Twin Pond (B), Tie Pond (C), Dead Sheep Pond (D), Strychnine Pond (E), Rock Corral Reservoir (F), Valley City Reservoir (G), Big Flat Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sulphur Creek (A), Potato Creek (B), Tenmile Wash (C), Thompson Wash (D), Fish Creek (E), East Willow Creek (F), West Willow Creek (G), Clear Creek (H), Little Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thompson include: Arches National Park (1), Dead Horse Point State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Grand County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thompson and their reported violations in the past:

THOMPSON SPECIAL SER DIST (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1997 and JUN-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-1995)

Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  77.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

27.8%
Whole state:

9.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.4%
Whole state:

3.9%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Thompson, UT

Thompson compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thompson CCD (based on Grand County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.65%
Here48.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents58.6%13.6%10.3%6.3%4.4%
Congregations33.3%11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%1.0%1.6%
Congregations5.6%11.1%5.6%5.6%11.1%
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: 2
Grand County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grand County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Grand County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

26.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Grand County:

19.7%
Utah:

23.6%

10.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.87%
Utah average:

8.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.93% ($36,533 average AGI)
from Mesa County, CO  0.53% ($30,588)
from Clark County, NV  0.37% ($31,500)


9.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.04%
Utah average:

7.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.07% ($22,294 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.85% ($38,370)
to Utah County, UT  0.54% ($34,118)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thompson:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thompson:

  • KCYN (97.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: MOAB COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K291AF (106.1 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, UT; Owner: MOAB PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K277AF (103.3 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, ETC., UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMSA (91.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MESA STATE COLLEGE)
  • KPRN (89.5 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC.)
  • KLFV (90.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAFM (88.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: GRAND VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO CO, INC)
  • KZKS-FM1 (105.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thompson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Up Mp 530.1 Gvr Sub 1.3 Mi W (Lat: 38.969417 Lon: -109.737889), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPNW509
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.920 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2004, Expiration Date: 07/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2013, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-6486, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • Pyramid Station 8 Mi 257 Degrees T (Lat: 38.943583 Lon: -109.859861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KZI391
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.920 MHz, 452.900 MHz, 160.320 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 11/24/2015, Certifier: Roberta J Howard
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)


Thompson on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #7 (84540) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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