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Population in 2010: 15,308. Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 

Males: 7,629  (49.8%)
Females: 7,679  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  38.5 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,915 (it was $35,511 in 2000)
Thompson:

$44,915
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,128

Thompson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $165,716 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Thompson:

$165,716
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $226,053; Detached houses: $245,501; Townhouses or other attached units: $206,577; In 2-unit structures: $161,063; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $359,890; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,058; Mobile homes: $89,765

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Thompson races chart
  • White alone - 8,826 (57.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3,102 (20.3%)
  • Black alone - 2,590 (16.9%)
  • Two or more races - 372 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 319 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 52 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 45 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thompson: 191.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.5%), German (11.0%), Italian (9.9%), United States (6.8%), Polish (6.7%), English (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 435 feet

Land area: 84.1 square miles.

Population density: 182 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Thompson:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thompson town:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1,397 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.9% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This town:  9.8%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Thompson town:  2.7% ($2,400)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Thompson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ramapo, NY (47.6 miles , pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (68.1 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (76.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Monticello, NY (1.0 miles ), South Fallsburg, NY (2.3 miles ), Rock Hill, NY (2.3 miles ), Forestburgh, NY (2.5 miles ), Fallsburg, NY (2.6 miles ), Woodridge, NY (2.6 miles ), Smallwood, NY (2.7 miles ), Fowlerville, NY (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2002: 100 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2005: 107 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2006: 83 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2008: 59 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2011: 77 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $185,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 74.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Thompson household income distribution Thompson home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Thompson-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Thompson town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 30.8 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thompson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Thompson center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Thompson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Thompson:

  • HOSPICE OF SULLIVAN COUNTY INC (Hospital, about 1 miles away; MONTICELLO, NY)
  • CATSKILL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; MONTICELLO, NY)
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY ADULT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thompson:

  • Orange County Community College (about 20 miles; Middletown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,807)
  • SUNY College at New Paltz (about 32 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Marist College (about 39 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 4,738)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 39 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,914)
  • Dutchess Community College (about 41 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 5,274)
  • Vassar College (about 41 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 2,394)
  • Sussex County Community College (about 41 miles; Newton, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,461)

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Notable locations in Thompson: Sullivan County Sanitary Landfill (A), Concord Resort and Golf Club (B), Monticello Village Sewage Treatment Plant (C), Monticello Raceway (D), Kutschers Country Club (E), Monticello Manor Nursing Home (F), Temple Sholom (G), Monticello Police and Fire Headquarters (H), Monticello Village Hall (I), Memorial Hall (J), Sullivan County Jail (K), Sullivan County Court House (L), Sullivan County Historical Society Museum (M), Ethelbert B Crawford Memorial Library (N), Rialto Theatre (O), Monticello Fire Department (P), Rock Hill Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thompson include: Bethlehem Temple Church (A), Church of God Love and Faith (B), First Baptist Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Monticello Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Liberty Street Synagogue (H), Pilgrim Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rock Ridge Cemetery (1), Saint Peters Cemetery (2), Brookside Cemetery (3), General Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Cemetery (5), Mongaup Valley Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kiamesha Lake (A), Melody Lake (B), Sackett Lake (C), Treasure Lake (D), Twin Ponds (E), Wildwood Lake (F), Wolf Lake (G), Anawana Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burnt Meadow Brook (A), East Mongaup River (B), Spring Brook (C), Tannery Brook (D), Sheldrake Stream (E), Middle Mongaup River (F), Mercer Brook (G), Kinne Brook (H), Kiamesha Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Thompson: de Hoyos Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3]

Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00674. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00674
U.S.:

0.10719


Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.1%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

23.3%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

9.2%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Thompson, NY

People in group quarters in Thompson in 2010:

  • 147 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 113 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 102 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 96 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Thompson in 2000:

  • 168 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 160 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 114 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

Thompson compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thompson town (based on Sullivan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.64%
Here44.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents55.8%22.5%9.5%3.0%2.6%
Congregations13.3%11.1%30.0%4.4%8.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaFree Methodist Church of North AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%0.9%0.8%0.7%2.6%
Congregations5.6%3.3%3.3%5.6%14.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
Sullivan County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Sullivan County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

10.99 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sullivan County:

9.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

24.1%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
New York:

15.6%

6.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, NY  1.84% ($42,238 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.53% ($32,431)
from Queens County, NY  0.42% ($56,425)


6.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,212 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
New York average:

6.26%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orange County, NY  1.17% ($34,324 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.41% ($32,473)
to New York County, NY  0.23% ($50,597)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thompson:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WELV (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WVOS (1240 AM; 1 kW; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thompson:

  • W233AH (94.5 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: RADIO CATSKILL)
  • WSUL (98.3 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: REYNOLDS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJUX (99.7 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: MONTICELLO MOUNTAIN TOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOSR (91.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOS-FM (95.9 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPDA (106.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJFF (90.5 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: RADIO CATSKILL)
  • WGWR (88.1 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDNB (102.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTSX (96.7 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: PORT JERVIS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thompson:

  • W27AL (Channel 27; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)
  • W30AZ (Channel 30; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • W51BN (Channel 51; WHITE LAKE, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 40
Total length: 131 meters (430ft)
Total costs: $72,581,000
Total average daily traffic: 351,788
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,787

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 8
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Thompson, NY


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Sullivan Cell 44, Hiram Jones Rd. (Lat: 41.595833 Lon: -74.637500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQHK385
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.212 MHz, 855.237 MHz, 855.462 MHz, 855.712 MHz, 855.737 MHz, 856.212 MHz, 856.262 MHz, 856.437 MHz, 856.737 MHz, 856.937 MHz... (+15 more)
    Grant Date: 08/21/2007, Expiration Date: 08/21/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2011
    Registrant: Nys Dhses Office Of Interoperable And Emergency Communications, State Office Campus Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:


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