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The Borough of Thompsontown had a population of 729 as of July 1, 2021. Thompsontown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thompsontown is located at latitude 40.5645 and longitude -77.2372 in Juniata County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Thompsontown encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Juniata County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Borough of Thompsontown 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thompsontown: Tompsonville.

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Thompsontown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 729 (100%)
Population in Households 729 (100.0%)
Population in Families 519 (71.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,237
Diversity Index2 5
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,280
Average Household Income $52,446
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $25,755
Wealth Index5 37
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $136,475
Average Home Value $139,730
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.4% 0.22%
Households 0.46% 0.22%
Families 0.24% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%

Thompsontown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thompsontown to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 1121 36th
Population Density # 607 66th
Median Household Income # 1541 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 457 26th
Per Capita Income # 1303 26th
Diversity Index # 1568 11th

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