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Thompson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Thompson had a population of 284 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thompson: Thomson.

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Thompson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 284
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 284
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 555
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $41,754
Average Household Income $59,891
Per Capita Income $27,642


Total Housing Units 163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $172,917
Average Home Value $216,919


Total Households 121
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.71% -0.71%
Households -0.56% -0.67%
Families -0.72% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Thompson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thompson to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1530 13th
Population Density # 1357 23rd
Diversity Index # 1181 33rd
Median Household Income # 1358 23rd
Per Capita Income # 715 59th

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