Thompson, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 9,458.
Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 
Males: 4,728  (50.0%)
Females: 4,730  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06255.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,414 (it was $46,065 in 2000)
Thompson:

$63,414
CT:

$78,833

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,640 (it was $21,003 in 2000)

Thompson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $219,551 (it was $121,000 in 2000)
Thompson:

$219,551
CT:

$280,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $228,485; detached houses: $238,965; townhouses or other attached units: $201,179; in 2-unit structures: $139,603; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,732; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,346; mobile homes: $161,263
March 2019 cost of living index in Thompson: 118.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Thompson, CT (2010)
    • 8,99295.1%White alone
    • 1661.8%Hispanic
    • 1301.4%Two or more races
    • 640.7%Asian alone
    • 510.5%Black alone
    • 320.3%American Indian alone
    • 190.2%Other race alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Thompson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Thompson, Connecticut as of February 08, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thompson is 1,892 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Thompson, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: French (27.6%), Polish (16.3%), French Canadian (15.4%), Irish (14.7%), English (14.1%), Italian (9.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/1875

Elevation: 584 feet

Land area: 46.9 square miles.

Population density: 201 people per square mile   (very low).

Thompson, Connecticut map

175 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Thompson town:

1.2% ($1,469)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (20.0 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (46.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (130.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

North Grosvenor Dale, CT (1.0 miles ),
Quinebaug, CT (1.9 miles ),
Webster, MA (2.1 miles ),
Putnam District, CT (2.1 miles ),
Putnam, CT (2.2 miles ),
Dudley, MA (2.2 miles ),
South Woodstock, CT (2.4 miles ),
Woodstock, CT (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 71.88 W

Distribution of median household income in Thompson, CT in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $345,400
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2018: 15 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $180,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Thompson, CT residents
Average permit cost in Thompson, CT
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Connecticut:

7.7%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Thompson, CT
Historical housing units in Thompson, CT
Most common industries in Thompson, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Thompson, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in Thompson, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Thompson-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Thompson town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thompson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Connecticut state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 196.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 127.6 miles away from Thompson center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from Thompson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Windham County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thompson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Thompson:

  • THORNFIELD HALL ("330 THOMPSON HILL ROAD, ROUTE 200")

Other hospitals and medical centers near Thompson:

  • HUBBARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WEBSTER, MA)
  • SOUTH COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; WEBSTER, MA)
  • LANESSA EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEBSTER, MA)
  • WEBSTER HOUSE LTC FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEBSTER, MA)
  • WEBSTER MANOR LONG TERM CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEBSTER, MA)
  • MATULAITIS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PUTNAM, CT)
  • VNA OF SOUTHERN WORC CNTY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WEBSTER, MA)

Amtrak station near Thompson:

  • 20 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thompson:

  • College of the Holy Cross (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • Bryant University (about 18 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • Clark University (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Worcester State University (about 20 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 21 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Assumption College (about 22 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • University of Connecticut (about 23 miles; Storrs, CT; FT enrollment: 22,037)

Private high schools in Thompson:

  • MARIANAPOLIS PREP SCHOOL (Students: 336, Location: 26 CHASE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SUSAN WAYNE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 28, Location: 75 CHURCH ST, Grades: 7-12)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thompson: Raceway Golf Course (A), Quinnatisset Country Club (B), West Thompson Campground (C), Thompson Raceway (D), West Thompson Fire Department Station 82 (E), Thompson Public Library (F), Thompson Hill Fire Department Station 84 (G), Quinebaug Volunteer Fire Department (H), East Thompson Fire Department Station 85 (I), Community Fire Company Station 81 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thompson include: Abundant Life United Church (A), North Grosvenordale Methodist Church (B), Putnam Baptist Church (C), Sacred Heart Church (D), Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Stephens Church (F), Windham County Parish Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carpenter Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2), Dike Cemetery (3), Tourtellot Cemetery (4), Swiss Cemetery (5), Upham Cemetery (6), West Thompson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Stump Pond (A), Coman Pond (B), Whitkowski Ponds (C), Whitmans Pond (D), Duck Pond (E), Kingsbury Pond (F), Langers Pond (G), Lilly Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Quinnatisset Brook (A), Robbins Brook (B), Shunway Brook (C), Backwater Brook (D), Baptist Brook (E), Blackmore Brook (F), Brandy Brook (G), Croff Farm Brook (H), French River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thompson include: Thompson Green (1), Quaddick State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Lord Thompson Manor (236 Thompson Hill Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: George Whitefield Davis - Army general, Andrew Mamedoff - World War II pilot, General Stafford - Major League Baseball player, Augustine Lonergan - Politician.

Windham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thompson and their reported violations in the past:

MARIANAPOLIS PREP SCHOOL - ST JOHNS (Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 99 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
THOMPSON HILL WATER CO - PAULA LANE DIV (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
THOMPSON HILL WATER CO - BEECHWOOD ACRES (Population served: 77, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In FEB-05-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014)
JUSTICE RESOURCE INSTITUTE, INC. (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012), St BCA signed (AUG-03-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012), St BCA signed (AUG-03-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012), St BCA signed (AUG-03-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
MARIANAPOLIS PREP SCHOOL -ST ALBERTS (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 101 regular monitoring violations
WHITE HORSE AT VERNON STILES INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thompson that have no violations reported:

  • IVY WOODS (Population served: 207, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.4%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in Thompson in 2010:

  • 42 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
11 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Thompson:

Marital status in Thompson, CT
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Thompson:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thompson, CT (based on Windham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,70018
Mainline Protestant6,33039
Evangelical Protestant4,49537
Other1,11912
Orthodox2052
Black Protestant1801
None64,399-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
This county:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Windham County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Windham County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Windham County:

8.0%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.6%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.7%
Connecticut:

15.8%

5.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New London County, CT  1.08% ($38,333 average AGI)
from Tolland County, CT  0.72% ($45,753)
from Worcester County, MA  0.62% ($55,716)


5.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New London County, CT  1.23% ($39,711 average AGI)
to Tolland County, CT  0.67% ($45,733)
to Hartford County, CT  0.43% ($37,606)

Businesses in Thompson, CT

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Thompson:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGFP (940 AM; 1 kW; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thompson:

  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Thompson:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
Thompson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Thompson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 87.2mTotal length
  • 335,828Total average daily traffic
  • 35,051Total average daily truck traffic
  • 371,253Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thompson, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thompson, CT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thompson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Thompson, CT)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Lowell Davis Road (Lat: 41.979278 Lon: -71.852583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: KNKM752,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.187 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thompson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3630R, N3630R, N-3630R, Serial Number: 28-7125375, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 07/01/1993
    Registrant (Individual): John A Lachance, 1 Vernon Ln # 365, Thompson, CT 06277
  • Aircraft: POPIAK WALTER F RV-10 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-J4A5 (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 384WP, N384WP, N-384WP, Serial Number: 001, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/2020, Certificate Issue Date: 09/18/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Walter F Popiak, 40 Greene Ln, Thompson, CT 06277
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8171S, N8171S, N-8171S, Serial Number: 15061771, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 07/11/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Darrin D Schmeelk, Po Box 17, Thompson, CT 06277
  • Aircraft: BEECH C24R (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 178 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6014L, N6014L, N-6014L, Serial Number: MC-628, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 09/26/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Peter C Mackay, 150 Thompson Hill Rd, Thompson, CT 06255
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/06/2020

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of reported fires - 59 took place in 2015, and the least - 12 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Thompson, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.5%), and Outside Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Thompson, CT
    • 17245.5%Structure Fires
    • 12432.8%Outside Fires
    • 4211.1%Other
    • 4010.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thompson, CT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thompson, CT
  • 81.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thompson, CT
  • 60.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Solar energy


Thompson compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Thompson on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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