Thompson is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 1,068 people and just one neighborhood, Thompson is the 80th largest community in North Dakota.
Thompson real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Thompson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Thompson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Thompson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thompson who work in management occupations (12.72%), office and administrative support (11.71%), and teaching (9.97%).
Also of interest is that Thompson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Thompson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Thompson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Thompson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Thompson citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.50% of adults in Thompson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Thompson in 2018 was $38,193, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,772 for a family of four.
The people who call Thompson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thompson residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Thompson include Norwegian, German, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Thompson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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.
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 94.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
If you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives live in the area, the neighborhood should be on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis places it as one of the top 10.1% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in the state of North Dakota.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry.
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 Thompson are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.4% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 42.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.4%), and 14.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Thompson, ND, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Norwegian (39.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (28.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (85.4%) 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 (8.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.