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Thompson is a township in Fulton County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Thompson. For links to other places called Thompson, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Thompson is 39.764N. The longitude is -78.116W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 833 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 998.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Thompson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fulton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17212 ZIP code.
38% of Thompson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thompson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thompson was $19,279, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Thompson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Thompson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $907.
Fulton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thompson political report.
The average commute time for Thompson workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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