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Thompson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Thompson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Susquehanna County at latitude 41.8637 and longitude -75.5141. Susquehanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,650 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Thompson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thompson, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thompson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thompson: Thomson.

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Thompson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 296
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 578
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 2.33
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 $130,556
Average Home Value $160,577


Median Household Income $38,603
Average Household Income $54,232
Per Capita Income $25,000
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.48%
Households 0.19% -0.32%
Families 0.0% -0.52%
Median Household Income   5.69%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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, 2014 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 # 1343 24th
Diversity Index2 # 1315 26th
Median Household Income # 1432 19th
Per Capita Income # 773 56th

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