Thomson, Minnesota

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Thomson
Former City
Carlton County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Thomson Highlighted.svg
Location of the city of Thomson
within Carlton County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°39′55″N92°23′44″W / 46.66528°N 92.39556°W / 46.66528; -92.39556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carlton
Area
[1]
  Total2.23 sq mi (5.78 km2)
  Land1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
  Water0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
Elevation
1,053 ft (321 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total159
  Estimate 
(2012 [3] )
158
  Density85.0/sq mi (32.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-64750 [4]
GNIS feature ID0653168 [5]

Thomson was a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States, located along the Saint Louis River. The population was 159 at the 2010 census. [6]

Carlton County, Minnesota County in the United States

Carlton County is a county in the State of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 35,386. Its county seat is Carlton. The county was formed in 1857 and organized in 1870. It was named for Reuben B. Carlton, a member of the Minnesota Senate (1857–58). Part of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation lies in NE Carlton County.

Minnesota U.S. state in the United States

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has many lakes, and is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

Saint Louis River river in Minnesota and Wisconsin, United States of America

The Saint Louis River is a river in the U.S. states of Minnesota and Wisconsin that flows into Lake Superior. The largest U.S. river to flow into the lake, it is 192 miles (309 km) in length and starts 13 miles (21 km) east of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. The river's watershed covers 3,634 square miles (9,410 km2). Near the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, the river becomes a freshwater estuary. The lower St. Louis is the only river in the state with whitewater rafting opportunities.

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On November 5, 2013, a vote to authorize the consolidation of Thomson and nearby Carlton passed with a 95% approval.

Thomson is adjacent to Jay Cooke State Park and is located on the Willard Munger State Trail.

Jay Cooke State Park State park of Minnesota, United States

Jay Cooke State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, protecting the lower reaches of the St. Louis River. The park is located about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Duluth and is one of the ten most visited state parks in Minnesota. The western half of the park contains part of a rocky, 13-mile (21 km) gorge. This was a major barrier to Native Americans and early Europeans traveling by canoe, which they bypassed with the challenging Grand Portage of the St. Louis River. The river was a vital link connecting the Mississippi waterways to the west with the Great Lakes to the east.

The Willard Munger State Trail is a system of recreational trails between Hinckley, Minnesota and Duluth, Minnesota. There are three segments to the trail, Hinckley to Duluth Segment, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail, and Matthew Lourey State Trail.

Minnesota Highway 210 and Dalles Avenue are two of the main routes in the community.

Minnesota State Highway 210 highway in Minnesota

Minnesota State Highway 210 (MN 210) is a state highway in west-central, central, and northeast Minnesota, which runs from North Dakota Highway 210 (ND 210) at the North Dakota state line, and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with MN 23 in Duluth near the Saint Louis River.

Thomson is located seven miles southeast of the city of Cloquet; and 18 miles southwest of the city of Duluth.

Cloquet, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Cloquet is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 33. A portion of the city lies within the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation and also serves as one of three administrative centers for the Indian Reservation. The population was 12,124 at the 2010 census.

Duluth, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County. Duluth has a population of 85,884 and is the 4th largest city in Minnesota. It is the 2nd largest city on Lake Superior, after Thunder Bay, Ontario. It has the largest metropolitan area on the lake, with a population of 279,771 in 2010, the second-largest in the state.

History

Thomson was founded in 1870, and named for David Thompson, a Canadian explorer and surveyor. [7] A post office was established at Thomson in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955. [8]

David Thompson (explorer) British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker

David Thompson was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and cartographer, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer". Over Thompson's career, he traveled some 90,000 kilometres (56,000 mi) across North America, mapping 4.9 million square kilometres of North America along the way. For this historic feat, Thompson has been described as the "greatest land geographer who ever lived."

Geography

The Saint Louis River in Thomson St Louis River.jpg
The Saint Louis River in Thomson

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2), of which, 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water. [1]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1900 207
1910 169−18.4%
1920 103−39.1%
1930 76−26.2%
1940 10436.8%
1950 17063.5%
1960 1795.3%
1970 159−11.2%
1980 152−4.4%
1990 132−13.2%
2000 15315.9%
2010 1593.9%
Est. 2014158 [9] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 159 people, 73 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 85.0 inhabitants per square mile (32.8/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 40.6 per square mile (15.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 1.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 73 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 1.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 48.2 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 35.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, [4] there were 153 people, 64 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 81.3 people per square mile (31.4/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 35.6 per square mile (13.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.39% White, 0.65% Native American, and 1.96% from two or more races. 21.9% were of Irish, 20.2% Finnish, 15.8% Norwegian, 14.0% German, 8.8% Polish and 7.0% Swedish ancestry.

There were 64 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,438, and the median income for a family was $65,833. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,290. About 4.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

See also

Coordinates: 46°39′49″N92°23′53″W / 46.66361°N 92.39806°W / 46.66361; -92.39806

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