Thompson, Pennsylvania

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Thompson, Pennsylvania
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Ice cream store in the old railroad station
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Location of Thompson in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
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Thompson (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°51′44″N75°30′57″W / 41.86222°N 75.51583°W / 41.86222; -75.51583 Coordinates: 41°51′44″N75°30′57″W / 41.86222°N 75.51583°W / 41.86222; -75.51583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Incorporated1876
Government
  mayorJames Delaney
Area
[1]
  Total0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
  Land0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
  Total299
  Estimate 
(2017) [2]
274
  Density535.16/sq mi (206.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18465
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 727
FIPS code 42-76496

Thompson is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census.

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania U.S. county in Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,356. Its county seat is Montrose. The county was created on February 21, 1810, from part of Luzerne County and later organized in 1812. It is named for the Susquehanna River.

Pennsylvania U.S. state in the United States

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the Northeastern, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million people as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Geography

Thompson is located at 41°51′44″N75°30′57″W / 41.86222°N 75.51583°W / 41.86222; -75.51583 (41.862354, -75.515864). [3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

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.

History

Thompson Borough was incorporated on August 15, 1876 from part of Thompson Township. Both were named after Susquehanna County associate judge William Thompson. [4]

The Spencer Milling Company gristmill was built on Jackson Street by G. Fenton Spencer in 1870. [5]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 249
1890 30221.3%
1900 3092.3%
1910 3224.2%
1920 295−8.4%
1930 3218.8%
1940 3395.6%
1950 320−5.6%
1960 286−10.6%
1970 3077.3%
1980 303−1.3%
1990 291−4.0%
2000 2992.7%
2010 2990.0%
Est. 2017274 [2] −8.4%
Sources: [6] [7] [8]

As of the census [9] of 2010, there were 299 people, 126 households, and 78 families residing in the borough. The population density was 598 people per square mile (233.5/km²). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 326 per square mile (127.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.7% White, 0.3% African American, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

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

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

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Thompson's post office

There were 126 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 60.8% from 18 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,883. About 20.7% of families and 25.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 35.7% of those sixty five or over.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved March 24, 2018.
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  5. "Spencer Milling Company". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
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