Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
Haldeman Park
Haldeman Park
Location of Thompsontown in Juniata County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Thompsontown in Juniata County, Pennsylvania.
Thompsontown is located in Pennsylvania
Thompsontown
Thompsontown
Location of Thompsontown in Juniata County, Pennsylvania.
Thompsontown is located in the United States
Thompsontown
Thompsontown
Thompsontown (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyJuniata
Settled1755
Incorporated1867
Area
 • Total0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total697
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
667
 • Density2,046.01/sq mi (790.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
17094
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-76536

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.[3]

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.
1850232
1870280
18802800.0%
18902913.9%
1900273−6.2%
19102937.3%
19203064.4%
19303256.2%
194050053.8%
1950486−2.8%
196071346.7%
1970677−5.0%
1980593−12.4%
1990582−1.9%
200071122.2%
2010697−2.0%
Est. 2017667[2]−4.3%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] 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. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)