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Thompson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Thompson had a population of 297 as of July 1, 2015. Thompson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thompson is located at latitude 41.8637 and longitude -75.5141 in Susquehanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Thompson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Susquehanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,650 feet.

The Borough of Thompson (GNIS ID: 1215618) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thompson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thompson: Thomson.

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Thompson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 297
Population in Households 297
Population in Familes 226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 580
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $136,364
Average Home Value $163,480


Median Household Income $42,100
Average Household Income $58,386
Per Capita Income $26,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.07%
Households 0.15% 0.16%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Thompson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thompson to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1523 14th
Population Density1 # 1344 24th
Diversity Index2 # 1215 31st
Median Household Income # 1258 29th
Per Capita Income # 672 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.