Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

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Thompsontown is a borough in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 711 at the 2000 census.



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



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 (0.8 km2), all of it land.

Thompsontown is in the eastern part of the Juniata County and is surrounded by Delaware Township. The main industries of the area include farming and the Triangle Pacific cabinet factory, just west of the town. Many residents commute to Harrisburg, the state capital or to Mifflintown.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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