Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Thompsontown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Thompsontown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Thompsontown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Housing Recently Built 5 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8

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Thompsontown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Juniata
Standard Zip Codes 17094
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.564
Longitude -77.237

Thompsontown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Thompsontown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 711 100%
Male 336 47.3%
Female 375 52.7%
Under 18 137 19.3%
18+ 574 80.7%
65+ 142 20%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.66
White 708 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Thompsontown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 710
Growth -1
Growth % -0.1%

Thompsontown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48.6%
US/American 17.3%
Irish 5.6%
Dutch 4%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Swiss 3.6%
Pennsylvania German 2.4%
Italian 2.4%
European 2.2%
English 2%
Welsh 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Danish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Israeli 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Thompsontown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Locust Run (17094)
Maze (17094)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thompsontown 711 $35,938
Mifflin 627 $28,750
Mifflintown 861 $33,594
Millerstown 679 $53,173
Monroe 514 $43,125
Newport 1,506 $39,545
Port Royal 977 $39,479
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