Thompson Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Thompson Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 440 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.0 square miles (57.0 km²), of which, 21.7 square miles (56.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.32%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 440 people, 171 households, and 129 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.3 people per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 15.4/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.18% White, 0.45% African American, 1.14% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 171 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,192, and the median income for a family was $35,972. Males had a median income of $28,375 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,870. About 12.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

Forest City | Friendsville | Great Bend | Hallstead | Hop Bottom | Lanesboro | Little Meadows | Montrose | New Milford | Oakland | Susquehanna Depot | Thompson | Union Dale

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