Thomson, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 561 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 
Males: 266  (47.5%)
Females: 295  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

46.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61285.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,321 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Thomson:

$62,321
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,759 (it was $17,261 in 2000)

Thomson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,486 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Thomson:

$107,486
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $123,789; detached houses: $122,009

Median gross rent in 2017: $639.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thomson: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
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  • Races in Thomson, IL (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Thomson, Illinois as of February 16, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thomson is 560 to 1.


Crime rates in Thomson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(182.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(186.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(365.6)
1
(186.6)
6
(1,124)
0
(0.0)
1
(190.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(731.3)
1
(186.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(378.8)
4
(763.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)109.757.878.715.243.9

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City-data.com crime index in Thomson, IL

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:

2.76
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Ancestries: German (43.8%), American (16.2%), Irish (11.9%), English (3.5%), Norwegian (3.5%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1873

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 2.21 square miles.

Population density: 254 people per square mile   (very low).

Thomson, Illinois map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.4%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,666 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,498 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.96 N, Longitude: 90.10 W

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

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Thomson, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thomson, IL in 2017
Thomson satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $90,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Thomson, IL residents
Average permit cost in Thomson, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in Thomson, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Utilities (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Utilities (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Chemicals (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Thomson, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Thomson, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.59
U.S.:

8.46

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 Thomson 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 Thomson 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 the city 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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)

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

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Thomson:

Marital status in Thomson, IL
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Thomson:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Illinois average:

12.2

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Thomson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thomson, IL (based on Carroll County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
Carroll County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
Illinois:

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

16.7%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Thomson:

51.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Thomson:

48.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thomson:

21.1%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thomson:

11.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thomson:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Thomson:

76.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

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

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $348,000 ($620.32)
    Financial Administration: $154,000 ($274.51)
    Police Protection: $89,000 ($158.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($17.83)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($16.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000 ($301.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $164,000 ($292.34)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($48.13)
    Other: $23,000 ($41.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000 ($23.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $28,000 ($49.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($19.61)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($7.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $380,000 ($677.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $375,000 ($668.45)
    General Local Government Support: $143,000 ($254.90)
    Highways: $17,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $49,000 ($87.34)
    Other License: $6,000 ($10.70)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,331,000 ($5937.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,115,000 ($5552.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $216,000 ($385.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,194,000 ($2128.34)

4.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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 Whiteside County, IL  0.93% ($40,656 average AGI)
to Stephenson County, IL  0.70% ($44,717)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.41% ($34,148)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.2mTotal length
  • $89,000Total costs
  • 7,175Total average daily traffic
  • 1,417Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,450Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thomson, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thomson, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Thomson)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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: 06/23/2015, Expiration Date: 09/20/2025, Certifier: Lambert P Fleck Iii, Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 300 Annex, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Email:
  • THOMSON HBD, Bnsf Ls6 Mp89.3 Thomson Hbd (Lat: 41.970417 Lon: -90.103250), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WPTS294,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.415 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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, 11525.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11405.0 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:

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  • 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: 07/26/2018, Expiration Date: 10/22/2028, Certifier: David L Lawton, Registrant: David L Lawton, 4041 Il Rt 84, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Call Sign: N9XLE, Licensee ID: L00255483, Grant Date: 06/18/2014, Expiration Date: 07/09/2024, Certifier: Steve S Kaufman, Registrant: Steve S Kaufman, 4473 Illinois Rt 84, Thomson, IL 61285

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: GAITROS SCOTT T MAGNI M16 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 579SG , Serial Number: 16-08-4633, Airworthiness Date: 06/04/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 08/06/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Sweeney Corporation Inc, 3878 Grandview Pl, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58465 , Serial Number: 18262079, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Sauk Valley Aviators Inc, 5642 Riverview Circle Dr, Thomson, IL 61285
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7EC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200 (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 680PS , Serial Number: 1030-2011, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Jim M Sweeney, 3878 Grandview Pl, Thomson, IL 61285

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomson, Illinois:

  • Buck's Barn Resort, 5020 Il Rt 84, Thomson, Illinois 61285 , Phone: (815) 259-8278, Fax: (815) 259-7044
  • Knights Inn Thomson, 800 One Mile Rd, Thomson, Illinois 61285 , Phone: (815) 259-7378
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomson, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thomson, IL
  • 90.9%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thomson, IL
  • 59.4%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%No fuel used


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.
  • 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.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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