Thompson Township, Kittson County, Minnesota

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Thompson Township, Minnesota
Thompson Township is located in Minnesota
Thompson Township
Thompson Township
Location in Minnesota and the United States
Thompson Township is located in the United States
Thompson Township
Thompson Township
Thompson Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 48°45′50″N 96°52′33″W / 48.76389°N 96.87583°W / 48.76389; -96.87583Coordinates: 48°45′50″N 96°52′33″W / 48.76389°N 96.87583°W / 48.76389; -96.87583
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
850 ft (259 m)
 • Total178
 • Density4.9/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code27-64642[1]
GNIS feature ID0665782[2]

Thompson Township is a township in Kittson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 178 at the 2000 census.

Thompson Township was organized in 1882, and named for three brothers who settled there: William, Robert and George Thompson.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 178 people, 69 households, and 54 families residing in the township; the population density was 4.9 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 69 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,458, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $19,583 for females; the per capita income for the township was $15,142. About 10.0% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 280.