Thompson Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois

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Thompson Township
Township
Map highlighting Thompson Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.svg
Location in Jo Daviess County
Map of Illinois highlighting Jo Daviess County.svg
Jo Daviess County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°24′52″N90°09′48″W / 42.41444°N 90.16333°W / 42.41444; -90.16333 Coordinates: 42°24′52″N90°09′48″W / 42.41444°N 90.16333°W / 42.41444; -90.16333
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jo Daviess
Established November 2, 1852
Government
  Supervisor Erin Winter
Area
  Total 36.81 sq mi (95.3 km2)
  Land 36.15 sq mi (93.6 km2)
  Water 0.66 sq mi (1.7 km2)  1.79%
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Population (2010)
  Estimate (2016) [1] 822
  Density 23.3/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes61001, 61028, 61075, 61085
FIPS code 17-085-75146

Thompson Township is one of twenty-three townships in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 841 and it contained 1,036 housing units. [2]

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Jo Daviess County, Illinois County in the United States

Jo Daviess County is a county located in the northwest corner of U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 22,678. Its county seat is Galena.

Illinois State of the United States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the 5th largest Gross Domestic Product by state, is the 6th-most populous U.S. state and 25th-largest state in terms of land area. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in northern and central Illinois, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, contains over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports around the world from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway on the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

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Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.81 square miles (95.3 km2), of which 36.15 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 98.21%) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2) (or 1.79%) is water. [2]

Adjacent townships

Apple River Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Apple River Township is one of twenty-three townships in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 498 and it contained 257 housing units. It was formed from Thompson Township on September 13, 1858.

Rush Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Rush Township is one of twenty-three townships in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 380 and it contained 188 housing units.

Stockton Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Stockton Township is one of twenty-three townships in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,453 and it contained 1,141 housing units.

Cemeteries

The township contains Thompson Cemetery.

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 2016822 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

School districts

Political districts

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  2. 1 2 "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.