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Welcome to Thompson ...

The Town of Thompson is located in Sullivan 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 15,032 people<3> (see below for details).

Thompson is 1,470 feet [448 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thompson had an population of 15,032 people. This is a decrease of 1.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Thompson had a population of 15,308 people (or 19.74% of the total population of Sullivan County). This makes Thompson the county's most populous community.

The population of Thompson represents 0.08% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,308 people, the population of Thompson increased 7.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,189 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 Connecticut.

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.

  • Wallkill [Orange County]
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    • Wallkill [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,331 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
  • Middletown [Orange County]
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    • Middletown [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,023 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
  • Fallsburg [Sullivan County]
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    • Fallsburg [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsburg
  • Wawarsing [Ulster County]
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    • Wawarsing [Ulster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wawarsing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wawarsing
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mamakating [Sullivan County]
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      • Mamakating [Sullivan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,455 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mamakating have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mamakating
    • Liberty [Sullivan County]
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      • Liberty [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,595 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Crawford [Orange County]
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      • Crawford [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Port Jervis [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Jervis
      • Port Jervis [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Jervis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Jervis<6>
    • Deerpark [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerpark
      • Deerpark [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,690 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerpark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerpark
    • Mount Hope [Orange County]
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      • Mount Hope [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope

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.

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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 Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Sullivan, 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 drawn 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 for your convenience: 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: 41.6470, Longitude: -74.6766       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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