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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Location of Thompson in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
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Thompson
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.

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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.

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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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

  1. "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. "Thompson Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  5. "Spencer Milling Company". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2011-05-14.