Thompson is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 279 people and just one neighborhood, Thompson is the 994th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Thompson was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Thompson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.61% of the Thompson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Thompson is a borough of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thompson who work in office and administrative support (19.70%), management occupations (12.88%) and food service (8.33%).
A relatively large number of people in Thompson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.30% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Thompson is worth considering.
One downside of living in Thompson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Thompson, the average commute to work is 37.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Thompson is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.