Thomson, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 573 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 308  (53.9%)
Females: 265  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61285.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,772 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Thomson:

$45,772
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,737 (it was $17,261 in 2000)

Thomson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,243 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Thomson:

$94,243
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $108,188; Detached houses: $109,947

Median gross rent in 2013: $567.

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  • Races in Thomson, IL (2010)

    Thomson races chart
    • 54191.7%White alone
    • 193.2%Black alone
    • 172.9%Hispanic
    • 61.0%American Indian alone
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thomson: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.7%), Irish (19.1%), United States (10.4%), English (6.1%), Dutch (4.8%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1873

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 2.21 square miles.

Population density: 260 people per square mile   (very low).

Thomson,IL real estate house value index trend

Thomson, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Thomson:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomson village:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.8%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thomson, Illinois as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thomson to the number of sex offenders is 289 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,826 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,973 (2.5%)

Thomson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (38.3 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (85.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (125.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fulton, IL (2.7 miles ), Andover, IA (2.8 miles) , Sabula, IA (2.9 miles ), Savanna, IL (3.0 miles ), Clinton, IA (3.1 miles ), Mount Carroll, IL (3.4 miles ), Chadwick, IL (3.4 miles ), Miles, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $137,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.96 N, Longitude: 90.10 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Melon Capital of the World

Area code: 815

Thomson household income distribution Thomson home values distribution

Crime rates in Thomson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0182.80.00.00.00.0
Assaults 000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0186.60.00.00.0
Burglaries 222321601
per 100,000 357.8357.8359.7546.4365.6186.61,123.60.0190.8
Thefts 500041024
per 100,000 894.50.00.00.0731.3186.60.0378.8763.4
Auto thefts 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.5) 61.825.425.638.9111.458.779.915.444.6

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Crime rate in Thomson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Thomson, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Thomson, Illinois average temperatures Thomson, Illinois average precipitation Thomson, Illinois humidity Thomson, Illinois wind speed Thomson, Illinois snowfall Thomson, Illinois sunshine Thomson, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Thomson-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Thomson village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the village center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thomson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 269.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 246.6 miles away from Thomson center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 301.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from Thomson center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 255.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thomson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thomson:

  • HARBOR CREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FULTON, IL)
  • CLINTON RETIREMENT VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLINTON, IA)
  • EAGLE POINT NURSING AND REHAB CE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLINTON, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-CLINTON Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CLINTON, IA)
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL NORTH (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CLINTON, IA)
  • THE ALVERNO HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CLINTON, IA)
  • BIG MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SAVANNA, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomson:

  • Ashford University (about 9 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 37 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Black Hawk College (about 38 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 39 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 40 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 40 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 58 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)

Public elementary/middle school in Thomson:

See full list of schools located in Thomson

Library in Thomson:

  • YORK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $54,208; Location: 1005 WEST MAIN STREET; 16,601 books; 508 audio materials; 1,417 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Thomson Community School District #301 is now consilodated to form West Carroll Community School District #314. Students in the High school = 496 added by Tim Atherton

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Notable locations in Thomson: Thomson Fire Protection District (A), Thomson Correctional Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.4. This is about average.

City:

79.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 24.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14

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

LYNWOOD LYNKS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
RIVERVIEW BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thomson that have no violations reported:

  • FIN AND FEATHER CAMPING RESORT (151472) (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INGERSOLL WETLANDS LEARNING CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households
30 people in state prisons in 2010

Thomson compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Thomson (2011 data):

  • Savanna-Thomson State Bank: at Main Street And Route 84, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.4 mil, Deposits: $73.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Savanna-Thomson Investment, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thomson village (based on Carroll County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,53122
Evangelical Protestant2,33519
Catholic1,5083
Other472
None6,966-
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: 4
Carroll County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Carroll County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Carroll County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

26.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$550
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$625
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,820$45,8405$1,700
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,834
Sewerage 2$5,000$30,0001$155
Water Supply 0$0 3$2,470
Totals for Government 3$8,820$35,28021$7,334

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,913,000 ($5083.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($29.67)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $463,000 ($808.03)
    Police Protection: $81,000 ($141.36)
    Financial Administration: $70,000 ($122.16)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($43.63)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($43.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $244,000 ($425.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $161,000 ($280.98)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $30,000 ($52.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $339,000 ($591.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $202,000 ($352.53)
    Interest Earnings: $42,000 ($73.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $269,000 ($469.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $124,000 ($216.40)
    Highways: $44,000 ($76.79)
    Public Welfare: $1,000 ($1.75)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($69.81)
    NEC: $4,000 ($6.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,280,000 ($7469.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($52.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,200,000 ($7329.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $50,000 ($87.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $362,000 ($631.76)

4.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Illinois average:

4.45%

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 Stephenson County, IL  0.61% ($26,878 average AGI)
from Whiteside County, IL  0.48% ($28,719)
from Clinton County, IA  0.39% ($32,577)


5.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Illinois average:

4.96%

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 Whiteside County, IL  0.80% ($31,019 average AGI)
to Stephenson County, IL  0.49% ($45,061)
to Clinton County, IA  0.44% ($25,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thomson:

  • KCLN (1390 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KROS (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, IA; Owner: KROS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thomson:

  • KZEG (94.7 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOB-FM (104.9 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Thomson:

  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)

Thomson fatal accident list:

Aug 23, 1999 11:40 AM, Sr-84, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Main & Market Sts (Lat: 41.959472 Lon: -90.101528), Call Sign: KNGF888, Licensee ID: L00022100
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/1998, Expiration Date: 04/05/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2003
    Registrant: John Krahn Enterprises Inc, 900 Main St, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Thomson Correctional Center (Lat: 41.970583 Lon: -90.103750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPRG941
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.3600 MHz, 453.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2005, Expiration Date: 09/20/2015, Certifier: Lambert P Fleck Iii
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • YORK SUB, Illinois Route 84 (Lat: 41.978889 Lon: -90.095000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQKX414
    Assigned Frequencies: 11525.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2009, Expiration Date: 10/15/2019, Certifier: Jeff Harrelson
    Registrant: Jo Carroll Energy, Inc, 793 U.S. Route 20 West, Elizabeth, IL 61028, Phone: (815) 858-2207, Fax: (815) 858-5522, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K0CVG
    Grant Date: 11/30/1994, Expiration Date: 11/30/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2006
    Registrant: Eugene J Tack, Rr 1 Box 223b, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Call Sign: KB9AZT
    Grant Date: 09/29/1995, Expiration Date: 08/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2005
    Registrant: Wayne E Rohr, 10202 Three Mile Rd, Thomson, IL 61285-9716
  • Call Sign: KB9TOK, Licensee ID: L01426978
    Grant Date: 08/27/2008, Expiration Date: 10/22/2018, Certifier: David L Lawton
    Registrant: David L Lawton, 4041 Il Rt 84, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Call Sign: N9XLE, Licensee ID: L00255483
    Grant Date: 04/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Certifier: Steve S Kaufman
    Registrant: Steve S Kaufman, 4473 Illinois Rt 84, Thomson, IL 61285

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 278AC , Serial Number: 1385-2001, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Jim M Sweeney, 3878 Grandview, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Aircraft: BURTON LARRY CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 398LB , Serial Number: CH2-0903-2379, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Steven L Geary, 5494 Riverview Circle Dr, Thomson, IL 61285

Most common first names in Thomson, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1776.3 years
John1373.5 years
William1275.7 years
Charles1176.7 years
Paul975.6 years
Mary974.6 years
Howard877.2 years
Frank874.8 years
Donald766.7 years
Edward774.4 years
Most common last names in Thomson, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1275.5 years
Brown1175.9 years
Smith1068.7 years
St Ores879.6 years
Miller877.2 years
Bielema677.2 years
Spencer666.5 years
Mcginnis669.4 years
Ashby575.6 years
Potter586.2 years

Thomson on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
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