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Thompson, Pennsylvania
Borough
Ice cream store in the old railroad station
Ice cream store in the old railroad station
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Incorporated 1876
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Density 598/sq mi (233.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 18465
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 727

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

Geography

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).

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

History

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

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 249
1890 302 21.3%
1900 309 2.3%
1910 322 4.2%
1920 295 −8.4%
1930 321 8.8%
1940 339 5.6%
1950 320 −5.6%
1960 286 −10.6%
1970 307 7.3%
1980 303 −1.3%
1990 291 −4.0%
2000 299 2.7%
2010 299 0.0%
Est. 2015 276 −7.7%
Sources:

As of the census of 2010, 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% of the population.

USPO Thompson PA 18465-9998
Thompson's post office

There were 126 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age 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% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,875, and the median income for a family 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 sixty five or over.


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