Thompson, Utah

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Population in July 2007: 360.
Males: 180  (50.2%)
Females: 180  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Utah median age:  27.1 years

Zip code: 84540

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,418 (it was $19,044 in 2000)
Thompson:

$27,418
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,988 (it was $11,596 in 2000)

Thompson CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $190,634 (it was $91,300 in 2000)
Thompson:

$190,634
UT:

$211,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $268,334; Detached houses: $294,920; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,295; Mobile homes: $88,969
  • Races in Thompson, UT (2000)

    Thompson races chart
    • 27485.4%White alone
    • 3711.5%Hispanic
    • 51.6%Two or more races
    • 30.9%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thompson: 95.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 2740.4 square miles.

Population density: 0.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Thompson, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Thompson:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thompson CCD:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 69.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

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+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (246.2 miles , pop. 450,166).

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

Average climate in Thompson, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Thompson-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 320% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 433.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 415.7 miles away from Thompson center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 507.1 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 487.7 miles away from Thompson center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 458.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 58 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Snow College (about 111 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 129 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 142 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 146 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 148 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 150 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

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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 SERVICES DISTRICT (Population served: 39, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2012)
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 19 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  46.2%
Whole state:  77.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.4%
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%

Thompson compared to Utah state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Utah average:

10.5

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

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,94810
Evangelical Protestant8237
Catholic6351
Mainline Protestant5554
None4,264-
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: 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%

7.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Utah average:

6.32%

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 Salt Lake County, UT  1.08% ($39,718 average AGI)
from San Juan County, UT  0.47% ($38,765)
from Utah County, UT  0.31% ($57,455)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Utah average:

6.46%

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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.72% ($26,500 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.47% ($39,294)
to San Juan County, UT  0.28% ($31,800)

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.)

Thompson fatal accident list:

Jul 23, 2007 05:24 PM, Sr-6, Lat: 38.94208, Lon: -109.62149, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 21, 2007 06:24 PM, I-70, Lat: 38.92803, Lon: -110.00791, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 2, 2005 05:00 AM, I-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2

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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