Thompson, Pennsylvania

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

Thompson, Pennsylvania
Ice cream store in the old railroad station
Ice cream store in the old railroad station
Location of Thompson in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Thompson in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Thompson is located in Pennsylvania
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson is located in the United States
Thompson
Thompson
Coordinates: 41°51′44″N 75°30′57″W / 41.86222°N 75.51583°W / 41.86222; -75.51583Coordinates: 41°51′44″N 75°30′57″W / 41.86222°N 75.51583°W / 41.86222; -75.51583
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySusquehanna
Incorporated1876
Government
 • MayorJeffry Sheldon[1]
Area
 • 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 
(2019)[3]
269
 • Density525.39/sq mi (202.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18465
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-76496

GeographyEdit

Thompson is located at 41°51′44″N 75°30′57″W / 41.86222°N 75.51583°W / 41.86222; -75.51583 (41.862354, -75.515864).[4]

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

HistoryEdit

Thompson Borough was incorporated on August 15, 1876 from part of Thompson Township. Both were named after Susquehanna County associate judge William Thompson.[5]

The Spencer Milling Company gristmill was built on Jackson Street by G. Fenton Spencer in 1870.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880249
189030221.3%
19003092.3%
19103224.2%
1920295−8.4%
19303218.8%
19403395.6%
1950320−5.6%
1960286−10.6%
19703077.3%
1980303−1.3%
1990291−4.0%
20002992.7%
20102990.0%
2019 (est.)269[3]−10.0%
Sources:[7][8][9]

At the 2010 census 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%.[10]

 
Thompson's post office

Of the 126 households, 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 households were one person, and 11.1% were one person aged 65 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% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years.

The median household income was $31,875 and the median family income 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 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Montrose, PA: Susquehanna County Courthouse. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Thompson Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Spencer Milling Company". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "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 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.