Thompsons is a tiny town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 163 people and just one neighborhood, Thompsons is the 1028th largest community in Texas.
Thompsons home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Thompsons real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Thompsons is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.59% of the Thompsons workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Thompsons is a town of transportation and shipping workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thompsons who work in teaching (9.56%), healthcare suport services (8.09%), and art, media, and design (7.35%).
Of important note, Thompsons is also a town of artists. Thompsons has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Thompsons’s character.
Because of many things, Thompsons is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Thompsons a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Thompsons has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Thompsons’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Thompsons has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Thompsons has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Thompsons than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Thompsons may be for you.
One downside of living in Thompsons, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.31 minutes every day commuting to work.
Thompsons is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Thompsons, just 11.90% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Thompsons in 2018 was $26,286, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,144 for a family of four. However, Thompsons contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Thompsons is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Thompsons home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thompsons residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Thompsons include German, Irish, Welsh, Italian, and Czechoslovakian.
The most common language spoken in Thompsons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Langs. of India.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Texas. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Texas. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the neighborhood. A whopping 86.9% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.
In addition, one way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, the neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.2% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 3.4% have Arab ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. In the neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Thompsons are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 80.2% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 40.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.6%), and 3.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 70.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Arabic.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Thompsons, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (24.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (6.3%), and residents who report Asian roots (5.0%), and some of the residents are also of Arab ancestry (3.4%), along with some German ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 30.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.