Thomaston, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 400 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 186  (46.7%)
Females: 214  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36783.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,923 (it was $25,972 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$43,923
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,219 (it was $13,390 in 2000)

Thomaston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $74,195 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$74,195
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $99,735; Detached houses: $108,825; Mobile homes: $51,923

Median gross rent in 2016: $586.

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  • Races in Thomaston, AL (2010)

    Thomaston races chart
    • 22253.2%Black alone
    • 18343.9%White alone
    • 61.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.7%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

Races in Thomaston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Thomaston: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (14.9%), English (8.3%), Irish (2.4%), Welsh (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 186 feet

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

Population density: 199 people per square mile   (very low).

Thomaston,AL real estate house value index trend

Thomaston, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Thomaston:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomaston town:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $275 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $264 (0.4%)

Thomaston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (65.0 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (78.9 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (491.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Dayton, AL (2.4 miles) , Linden, AL (3.2 miles ), Providence, AL (3.2 miles ), Catherine, AL (3.3 miles) , Faunsdale, AL (3.6 miles) , Uniontown, AL (3.7 miles ), Alberta, AL (3.9 miles ), Dixons Mill, AL (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 32.27 N, Longitude: 87.62 W

Area code: 334

Thomaston household income distribution Thomaston home values distribution

Crime rates in Thomaston (2007):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (266.7 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 10.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 305.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Alabama average:

2.46
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -113 (-22.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Work and jobs in Thomaston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Thomaston, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thomaston-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Thomaston town center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 20.7 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thomaston-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Thomaston center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 192.2 miles away from Thomaston center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 420.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marengo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thomaston topographic map

airports located in Thomaston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomaston:

  • University of West Alabama (about 40 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 59 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 64 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Meridian Community College (about 66 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • The University of Alabama (about 66 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • University of Montevallo (about 73 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Alabama State University (about 78 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)

Public high school in Thomaston:

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Notable locations in Thomaston: Camp Thomaston State Prison Camp (A), Thomaston Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Thomaston Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thomaston include: First Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Thomaston: Eagles Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marengo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 27.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.3%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Thomaston (2011 data):

  • Robertson Banking Company: Thomaston Branch at 216 West Second, branch established on 1914/05/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $259.6 mil, Deposits: $219.4 mil, headquarters in Demopolis, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Rbc, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Alabama average:

12.0

Thomaston travel time to work - commute Thomaston mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thomaston town (based on Marengo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,67150
Black Protestant3,05714
Mainline Protestant1,90620
Catholic3861
Other2243
None4,783-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Marengo County:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marengo County:

37.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.1
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thomaston:

17.6%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thomaston:

15.8%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thomaston:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.9%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.2%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thomaston, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$2,225$13,3500$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,772
Water Supply 2$4,225$25,3500$0
Totals for Government 4$6,450$19,3502$1,772

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  0.36% ($17,440 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.33% ($21,087)
from Hale County, AL  0.32% ($25,727)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.81% ($26,579 average AGI)
to Clarke County, AL  0.37% ($35,423)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($32,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thomaston:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJDB (630 AM; 1 kW; THOMASVILLE, AL; Owner: GRIFFIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thomaston:

  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKXK (96.7 FM; PINE HILL, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thomaston:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Thomaston fatal accident list:

Sep 21, 2005 07:18 PM, Sr-28, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 5, 1993 08:30 PM, 25, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 21, 1988 02:30 AM, 25, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Thomaston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Hwy Dept Camp Al Hwy 25 .7 Mi S (Lat: 32.257917 Lon: -87.623611), Call Sign: KIU458
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.055 MHzGrant Date: 10/13/2012, Expiration Date: 12/29/2022Registrant: Communications Services Inc., 906 Plantation Way, Montgomery, AL 36117, Phone: (334) 272-7373
  • 3.5 Mi N On Sr 25 Water Tank (Lat: 32.324861 Lon: -87.628333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WZM675
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.032 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 04/24/2024Registrant: Richardson Communications Inc, Thomasville, AL 36784-0039, Phone: (334) 636-4923, Fax: (334) 636-4350, Email:
  • WELL, Well @intersection Of Church Rd And 3rd Ave. (Lat: 32.267972 Lon: -87.623000), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQKP281
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.325 MHzGrant Date: 07/30/2009, Expiration Date: 07/30/2019, Certifier: Jeff D LaduronRegistrant: Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc, 910 Ploof Drive, Hueytown, AL 35023, Phone: (205) 432-2700, Fax: (205) 491-4751, Email:
  • 20653 Range Street (Lat: 32.259194 Lon: -87.625472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQPJ794
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Randall J PattersonRegistrant: Alabama Gas Corporation, #14 13th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 326-8351, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KF4VP, Licensee ID: L01319331, Grant Date: 08/30/2007, Expiration Date: 11/24/2017, Certifier: Terry J Counselman, Registrant: Terry J Counselman, 122 Lake Cir, Thomaston, AL 36783
  • Call Sign: N4SZB, Licensee ID: L01378771, Grant Date: 03/13/2008, Expiration Date: 03/13/2018, Registrant: Jeffery D Laduron, 6633 Hwy 28 W, Thomaston, AL 36783-0131
  • Call Sign: KJ4OKA, Licensee ID: L01512988, Grant Date: 08/17/2009, Expiration Date: 08/17/2019, Certifier: Terry J Morgan, Registrant: Terry J Morgan, 536 3rd Ave, Thomaston, AL 36783

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thomaston that have no violations reported:

  • THOMASTON WATER WORKS & GAS BOARD (Population served: 1,068, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thomaston, AL
Most common first names in Thomaston, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2072.0 years
John1775.8 years
Mary1378.9 years
Willie1276.3 years
William1181.0 years
Annie982.4 years
Carrie776.8 years
Robert676.2 years
Henry576.4 years
Sam587.2 years
Most common last names in Thomaston, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker2078.3 years
Crocker1280.2 years
Jones1070.7 years
Harris1079.3 years
Shields1082.8 years
Cade968.1 years
Williams877.1 years
Glass876.0 years
Thrash781.7 years
Kennedy777.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Thomaston compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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