Thompson, New York

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Thompson, New York
Thompson, NY, town hall.jpg
Town hall on Route 42, 2013
Sullivan County New York incorporated and unincorporated areas Thompson highlighted.svg
Location of Thompson in Sullivan County, New York
Coordinates: 41°38′58″N74°40′21″W / 41.64944°N 74.67250°W / 41.64944; -74.67250
Country United States
State New York
County Sullivan
Area
[1]
  Total87.50 sq mi (226.62 km2)
  Land84.09 sq mi (217.79 km2)
  Water3.41 sq mi (8.83 km2)
Elevation
1,476 ft (450 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total16,550
  Density190/sq mi (73/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-73627
GNIS feature ID0979543

Thompson is a town in the southern part of Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 16,550 at the 2020 census. [2] The town is named after William Thompson, an early settler.

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History

The town was first settled in 1749. Thompson was established in 1803 from the town of Mamakating. Part of the town was taken from the town of Fallsburg in 1826.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.4 square miles (226 km2), of which 84.1 square miles (218 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (3.77%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1820 1,897
1830 2,45929.6%
1840 2,6106.1%
1850 3,19822.5%
1860 3,83419.9%
1870 3,514−8.3%
1880 3,7637.1%
1890 3,462−8.0%
1900 3,7398.0%
1910 4,19612.2%
1920 4,5979.6%
1930 5,95029.4%
1940 6,0541.7%
1950 6,91214.2%
1960 8,79227.2%
1970 11,41829.9%
1980 13,55018.7%
1990 13,7111.2%
2000 14,1893.5%
2010 15,3087.9%
2020 16,5508.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [3] 2020 [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 14,189 people, 5,543 households, and 3,481 families residing in the town. The population density was 168.7 people per square mile (65.1/km2). There were 9,258 housing units at an average density of 110.1 per square mile (42.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 73.70% white, 16.94% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.64% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.56% of the population.

There were 5,543 households, out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,511, and the median income for a family was $41,043. Males had a median income of $37,759 versus $26,692 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,668. About 18.3% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the town of Thompson

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. US Census Bureau, 2020 Census Report Thompson, Sullivan County, New York QuickFacts https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/thompsontownsullivancountynewyork
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. US Census Bureau, 2020 Census Report Thompson, Sullivan County, New York QuickFacts https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/thompsontownsullivancountynewyork
  5. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. March 13, 2009.

Coordinates: 41°38′11″N74°40′21″W / 41.63639°N 74.67250°W / 41.63639; -74.67250