Thompson, New York

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Thompson, New York
Town

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]
  Total 87.50 sq mi (226.62 km2)
  Land 84.09 sq mi (217.79 km2)
  Water 3.41 sq mi (8.83 km2)
Elevation 1,476 ft (450 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 15,308
  Estimate (2016) [2] 14,894
  Density 177.12/sq mi (68.39/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-73627
GNIS feature ID 0979543

Thompson is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 15,308 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Thompson, an early settler.

Sullivan County, New York County in the United States

Sullivan County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,547. The county seat is Monticello. The county's name honors Major General John Sullivan, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city in the state with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State.

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The Town of Thompson is in the southeast part of the county. Sullivan County Community College is located nearby in Loch Sheldrake, an unincorporated hamlet in the adjacent Town of Fallsburg.

Loch Sheldrake, New York CDP & hamlet in New York, United States

Loch Sheldrake is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Fallsburg, New York, in Sullivan County, New York. The zip code for Loch Sheldrake is 12759.

History

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

Mamakating, New York Town in New York, United States

Mamakating is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 12,085 at the 2010 census.

Fallsburg, New York Town in New York, United States

Fallsburg is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The town is in the eastern part of the county. The population was 12,870 at the 2010 census.

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) of it is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) of it (3.77%) is water.

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
Census Pop.
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%
Est. 201614,894 [2] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

As of the census [4] 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.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

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Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

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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.

Marriage social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

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.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.

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