Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania

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Thompson Township
Township

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Damascus Christian Church in August 2015
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Location of Thompson Township in Fulton County
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Location of Fulton County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fulton County
Established 1849
Area [1]
  Total 37.95 sq mi (98.28 km2)
  Land 37.92 sq mi (98.21 km2)
  Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,098
  Estimate (2016) [2] 1,092
  Density 28.80/sq mi (11.12/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 998
2010 1,09810.0%
Est. 20161,092 [2] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

Thompson Township is a township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,098. [4] The only Prohibition Party politician elected in the 21st century, James Hedges, served as a local tax assessor. [5]

Fulton County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,845, making it the fourth-least populous county in Pennsylvania. Its county seat is McConnellsburg. The county was created on April 19, 1850, from part of Bedford County and named for inventor Robert Fulton.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.0 square miles (98.3 km²), of which 37.9 square miles (98.3 km²) is land and 0.03% is water.

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Demographics

As of the census [6] of 2000, there were 998 people, 389 households, and 289 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.3 people per square mile (10.2/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 11.6/sq mi (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.80% White, 0.10% African American and 0.10% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

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

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There were 389 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

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 township the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,854, and the median income for a family was $41,544. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,279. About 5.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Thompson township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  5. Prohibition Party article
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 39°45′51″N78°06′57″W / 39.76417°N 78.11583°W / 39.76417; -78.11583

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