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Thompson is a town in Windham County, in the Willimantic metro area.

The community was named after Sir Robert Thompson, English landholder

The latitude of Thompson is 41.984N. The longitude is -71.878W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 469 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,878.


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Median household income
Local
$46,065
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thompson demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • May Day Celebration - May 1-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Thompson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Quaddick State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Thompson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Windham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Worcester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06262 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Thompson residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $21,003, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Thompson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Thompson include Thompson Hill Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Thompson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $426.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,001.


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Libraries in Thompson include Thompson Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Thompson workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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