Thompson Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Thompson Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Township
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Plews Swamp in the Florence Shelly Preserve
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Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°52′00″N75°31′59″W / 41.86667°N 75.53306°W / 41.86667; -75.53306 Coordinates: 41°52′00″N75°31′59″W / 41.86667°N 75.53306°W / 41.86667; -75.53306
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Settled 1820
Incorporated 1833
Area [1]
  Total 22.21 sq mi (57.52 km2)
  Land 21.94 sq mi (56.82 km2)
  Water 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
Population (2010)
  Total 410
  Estimate (2016) [2] 389
  Density 17.73/sq mi (6.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code18465
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-115-76504

Thompson Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 410 at the 2010 census.

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

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 State of the United States of America

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.17 square miles (57.4 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) of it (1.22%) 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.

The Florence Shelly Preserve is a protected area along Route 171 in Thompson Township. [3] The 357-acres around Weir's Pond and Plew's Swamp includes woodlands, fields, streams, and a glacial pond with a floating bog. [4] Its nature trails are open to the public year-round.

History

Thompson Township was formed from parts of Jackson Township in April 1833. [5] It was named for Susquehanna County associate judge William Thompson. [6]

Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Jackson Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 848 at the 2010 census. Children living in the township are served by the schools in the Blue Ridge School District, including Blue Ridge High School.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
2010 410
Est. 2016389 [2] −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]

As of the census [8] of 2010, there were 410 people, 195 households, and 120 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.7 people per square mile (7.2/km²). There were 369 housing units at an average density of 16.8/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

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

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

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

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There were 195 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.66.

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 14.9% under the age of 18, 60% from 18 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $56,964. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,151. About 4.1% of families and 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "Florence Shelly Preserve". Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. "Pennsylvania - Florence Shelly Preserve". The Nature Conservancy. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  5. "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
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