Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
Borough
Haldeman Park
Haldeman Park
Thompsontown, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°33′53″N 77°14′05″W / 40.56472°N 77.23472°W / 40.56472; -77.23472Coordinates: 40°33′53″N 77°14′05″W / 40.56472°N 77.23472°W / 40.56472; -77.23472
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Juniata
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1867
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 697
 • Density 2,193.1/sq mi (857.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17094
Area code(s) 717

Thompsontown is a borough in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Thompsontown was founded in 1755 by William Thompson. It is home to the oldest church in Juniata County.

Geography[edit]

Route 333 eastbound through Thompsontown, just south of downtown.

Thompsontown is located at 40°33′53″N 77°14′05″W / 40.564804°N 77.234807°W / 40.564804; -77.234807.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Thompsontown is located in the eastern part of Juniata County and is surrounded by Delaware Township. Many of the town's residents commute to work in Harrisburg and Mifflintown.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 232
1870 280
1880 280 0.0%
1890 291 3.9%
1900 273 −6.2%
1910 293 7.3%
1920 306 4.4%
1930 325 6.2%
1940 500 53.8%
1950 486 −2.8%
1960 713 46.7%
1970 677 −5.0%
1980 593 −12.4%
1990 582 −1.9%
2000 711 22.2%
2010 697 −2.0%
Est. 2016 682 [2] −2.2%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 711 people, 348 households, and 202 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,193.1 people per square mile (857.9/km2). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 1,144.4 per square mile (447.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.58% White, 0.14% Native American and 0.28% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 348 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,663. About 4.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.