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Thomson, IL

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Overview


Thomson is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,602 people and just one neighborhood, Thomson is the 619th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Thomson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.08% of the Thomson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Thomson is a village of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomson who work in office and administrative support (12.86%), teaching (8.30%), and healthcare (7.88%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Being a small village, Thomson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Thomson have a very low rate of college education: just 6.66% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Thomson in 2022 was $12,673, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,692 for a family of four. However, Thomson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Thomson is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Thomson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thomson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Thomson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.92% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Thomson include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and French.

The most common language spoken in Thomson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Thomson is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. If you are considering retiring to Illinois, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Thomson are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 31.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 49.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.0%), and 7.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Thomson, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report English roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (6.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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