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Thompson is a city in Grand Forks County, in the Grand Forks metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for postmaster Albert Thompson and his brother, Robert.
The latitude of Thompson is 47.775N. The longitude is -97.105W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,006.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Thompson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grand Forks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58278 ZIP code.
29% of Thompson residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thompson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thompson was $19,857, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Thompson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Thompson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Grand Forks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thompson political report.
The average commute time for Thompson workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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