Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
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Location of Thompsontown in Juniata County, Pennsylvania.
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Thompsontown (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°33′53″N77°14′05″W / 40.56472°N 77.23472°W / 40.56472; -77.23472 Coordinates: 40°33′53″N77°14′05″W / 40.56472°N 77.23472°W / 40.56472; -77.23472
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Juniata
Settled1755
Incorporated1867
Area
[1]
  Total0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
  Land0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total697
  Estimate 
(2017) [2]
667
  Density2,046.01/sq mi (790.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
17094
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-76536

Thompsontown is a borough in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census.

Juniata County, Pennsylvania U.S. county in Pennsylvania

Juniata County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. At the 2010 census, the population was 24,636. Its county seat is Mifflintown. The county was created on March 2, 1831, from part of Mifflin County and named for the Juniata 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.

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History

Thompsontown was founded in 1755 by William Thompson. It is home to the oldest church in Juniata County.

Geography

Route 333 eastbound through Thompsontown, just south of downtown. SR 0333 through Thompsontown.jpg
Route 333 eastbound through Thompsontown, just south of downtown.

Thompsontown is located at 40°33′53″N77°14′05″W / 40.564804°N 77.234807°W / 40.564804; -77.234807 . [3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 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.

Thompsontown is located in the eastern part of Juniata County and is surrounded by Delaware Township. Many of the town's residents commute to work in Harrisburg and Mifflintown.

Delaware Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Delaware Township is a township in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,547 at the 2010 census.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Capital of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. With a population of 49,229, it is the 15th largest city in the Commonwealth. It lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 107 miles (172 km) west of Philadelphia. Harrisburg is the anchor of the Susquehanna Valley metropolitan area, which had a 2018 estimated population of 574,659, making it the fourth most populous in Pennsylvania and 96th most populous in the United States.

Mifflintown, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Mifflintown is a borough in and the county seat of Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 232
1870 280
1880 2800.0%
1890 2913.9%
1900 273−6.2%
1910 2937.3%
1920 3064.4%
1930 3256.2%
1940 50053.8%
1950 486−2.8%
1960 71346.7%
1970 677−5.0%
1980 593−12.4%
1990 582−1.9%
2000 71122.2%
2010 697−2.0%
Est. 2017667 [2] −4.3%
Sources: [4] [5] [6]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 711 people, 348 households, and 202 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,193.1 people per square mile (857.9/km2). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 1,144.4 per square mile (447.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.58% White, 0.14% Native American and 0.28% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% 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. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, 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 practices.

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.

There were 348 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 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 culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. 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. Over time, it has expanded and also constricted who and what is encompassed. Typically, it is 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. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,663. About 4.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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