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Welcome to Thompson ...

The Town of Thompson is located in Windham County<1>.

The location of Thompson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Thompson has a population of 9,389 people<3> (see below for details).

Thompson is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Thompson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Thompson lies within the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thompson had an population of 9,389 people. This is a decrease of 0.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Thompson had a population of 9,458 people (which is 7.99% of the total population of Windham County). This makes Thompson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Thompson represents 0.26% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,458 people, the population of Thompson increased 6.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,878 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thompson.

Communities Also Named Thompson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Thompson - it's located in New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thompson.

Communities near Thompson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thompson.

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
  • Smithfield [Providence County]
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    • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
  • Grafton [Worcester County]
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    • Grafton [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,082 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrillville
    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,788 people
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    • Auburn [Worcester County]
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      • Auburn [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Northbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Northbridge [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northbridge
    • Plainfield [Windham County]
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      • Plainfield [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thompson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thompson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thompson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thompson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson. See our Newspapers Page for Thompson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thompson ...

Looking for more information about Thompson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thompson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thompson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Windham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thompson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thompson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thompson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thompson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thompson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThompsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9845, Longitude: -71.8778       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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