Thompsons, Texas

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Thompsons, Texas
Town
US post office at Thompsons, Texas
US post office at Thompsons, Texas
Location of Thompsons, Texas
Location of Thompsons, Texas
Coordinates: 29°29′11″N 95°36′21″W / 29.48639°N 95.60583°W / 29.48639; -95.60583Coordinates: 29°29′11″N 95°36′21″W / 29.48639°N 95.60583°W / 29.48639; -95.60583
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Area
 • Total 8.3 sq mi (21.5 km2)
 • Land 4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 246
 • Density 50/sq mi (19.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77481
Area code(s) 281
FIPS code 48-72740[1]
GNIS feature ID 1348510[2]

Thompsons is a town in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 246 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Map of Thompsons

Thompsons is located in east-central Fort Bend County at 29°29′11″N 95°36′21″W / 29.48639°N 95.60583°W / 29.48639; -95.60583 (29.486494, -95.605803).[4] The town is south of the Brazos River. Smithers Lake, an artificial impoundment, occupies most of the western half of the town.Richmond, the Fort Bend County seat, is 13 miles (21 km) to the northwest. The city of Sugar Land borders the northern end of Thompsons but is on the north side of the Brazos, with the nearest road crossing at Interstate 69 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Thompsons.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Thompsons has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.5 km2), of which 4.9 square miles (12.8 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), or 40.71%, is water.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Thompsons has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 240
1990 167 −30.4%
2000 236 41.3%
2010 246 4.2%
Est. 2015 291 [6] 18.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 236 people, 93 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.1 people per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 18.4 per square mile (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 43.64% White, 47.03% African American, 0.85% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 3.81% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.05% of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $32,321. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,977. About 20.0% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 29.7% of those sixty five or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Thompsons Post Office at 222 Oilfield Road.[8] The city was first incorporated in 1979 and has a mayor council form of government. The first mayor was mayor G.W. Longserre who was succeeded by current mayor Freddie Newsome.

Education[edit]

Thompsons is zoned to Lamar Consolidated Independent School District schools.

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