Thomaston, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 8,755 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 3,954  (45.2%)
Females: 4,801  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30286.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,316 (it was $24,695 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$29,316
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,662 (it was $18,193 in 2000)

Thomaston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,631 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$86,631
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $131,133; detached houses: $137,561; townhouses or other attached units: $171,065; mobile homes: $67,414

Median gross rent in 2017: $603.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thomaston: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.2%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.3% for Black residents, 89.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Thomaston, GA (2010)
    • 4,93153.8%White alone
    • 3,74840.9%Black alone
    • 2963.2%Hispanic
    • 1241.4%Two or more races
    • 430.5%Asian alone
    • 190.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.09%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 119 registered sex offenders living in Thomaston, Georgia as of September 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thomaston is 77 to 1.


Crime rates in Thomaston by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(22.0)
1
(10.9)
4
(43.6)
2
(22.7)
3
(32.3)
2
(21.7)
5
(55.2)
4
(46.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(87.9)
7
(76.6)
12
(130.9)
16
(181.7)
6
(64.6)
9
(97.7)
9
(99.3)
10
(114.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(351.6)
23
(251.8)
40
(436.4)
39
(443.0)
12
(129.2)
16
(173.7)
26
(286.8)
32
(367.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
44
(483.5)
69
(755.4)
113
(1,233)
120
(1,363)
93
(1,001)
106
(1,151)
56
(617.7)
57
(654.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
329
(3,615)
312
(3,416)
318
(3,469)
312
(3,544)
302
(3,250)
367
(3,985)
370
(4,081)
380
(4,366)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(98.9)
10
(109.5)
13
(141.8)
23
(261.2)
9
(96.9)
3
(32.6)
10
(110.3)
21
(241.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)300.6280.4397.9419.4300.4345.7346.6384.6

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City-data.com crime index in Thomaston, GA

Crime rate in Thomaston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (29.0%), English (6.5%), Irish (6.4%), European (2.1%), German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 9.05 square miles.

Population density: 967 people per square mile   (low).

Thomaston, Georgia map

105 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,022 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $685 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (39.4 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (60.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (645.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lincoln Park, GA (1.3 miles ),
Hannahs Mill, GA (1.8 miles ),
Sunset Village, GA (2.2 miles ),
Thurston, GA (2.5 miles ),
The Rock, GA (2.7 miles),
The Rock-Yatesville, GA (2.7 miles ),
Yatesville, GA (3.3 miles ),
Meansville, GA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 84.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,873 (+42.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,108 (65.8%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Thomaston, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thomaston, GA in 2017
Thomaston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $59,100
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Thomaston, GA residents
Average permit cost in Thomaston, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Thomaston, GA
Historical housing units in Thomaston, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +375 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in Thomaston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (17.4%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (20.8%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.0%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Paper (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (14.1%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Thomaston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Thomaston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thomaston-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/5/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Thomaston city center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/2/2006, a category F3 tornado 19.2 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thomaston-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.0 miles away from Thomaston 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 133.8 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 173.2 miles away from Thomaston center
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) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from Thomaston center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 202.2 miles away from Thomaston center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 242.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Upson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thomaston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Thomaston:

  • THOMASTON HOSPICE, INC (316 WEST GORDON STREET)
  • UPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 801 W GORDON STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - THOMASTON (310 AVENUE F)
  • PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER INC (1011 SOUTH GREEN STREET)
  • PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE (1011 S GREEN ST)
  • RIVERSIDE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (101 OLD TALBOTTON RD)
  • RIVERSIDE NURSING CTR OF THOMASTON (101 OLD TALBOTTON RD)
  • THOMASTON DIALYSIS (1065 HWY 19 NORTH)

Airports located in Thomaston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomaston:

  • Gordon State College (about 15 miles; Barnesville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,336)
  • Southern Crescent Technical College (about 26 miles; Griffin, GA; FT enrollment: 4,168)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 36 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 36 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Mercer University (about 40 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Columbus State University (about 45 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 46 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)

Public high school in Thomaston:

  • UPSON-LEE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 268 KNIGHT TRL, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Thomaston:

  • UPSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56, Location: 2088 YATESVILLE HWY, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Thomaston:

  • UPSON-LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,574, Location: 101 HOLSTON DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • UPSON-LEE NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 334 KNIGHT TRL, Grades: 4-5)
  • UPSON-LEE SOUTH ELEMENTARY (Location: 172 KNIGHT TRL, Grades: PK-3)

Private elementary/middle school in Thomaston:

  • WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 104, Location: 96 PICKARD RD, Grades: PK-8)
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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private schools: Upson Christian Academy, students: 65, grades: pre-K through 12, location: 2088 Yatesville Hwy, Thomaston, GA. Phone# 706-647-7041. Headmaster: Rev. Ken Smith.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thomaston: Matthews Country Club (A), Thomaston Fire Department (B), Upson County Jail (C), Upson County Courthouse (D), Pettigrew-White-Stamps Historical House (E), Hightower Memorial Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Northcreek Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Thomaston include: Emaus Church (A), Silvia Hill Church (B), Trinity Baptist Church (C), Saint Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Grace Primitive Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Southview Cemetery (1), Crystal Hill Cemetery (2), Upson Memorial Garden (3), Glenwood Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Smoky Hollow Lake (A), Smokey Hollow Lake (B), Copper Hill East Lake (C), Copper Hill West Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thomaston include: Weaver Park (1), Westside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Eastern Travel (209 South Church Street).

Hotels: Days Inn (1207 Highway 19 North), Colonial Motel (1534 Highway 19 North), Best Western Thomaston Inn (1207 Highway 19 North), Budget Inn (1406 Highway 19 South).

Courts: Upson County - Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- District Attorney- Griffin Judicial Cir (250 East Lee Street), Upson County - Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- Maintenance Shop (Yatesville Highway), Upson County - Recreation Department- Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- Weaver (Parkway Drive), Upson County - Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- Recreation Depart (101 Civic Center Drive), Upson County - Probate Court- Election Superintendent- Courts- Judge Gary Hamby- Traffic C (2371 Yatesville Highway), Upson County - Courts- Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- Judicial Cir (312 North Center Street), Upson County - Courts- Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- Judicial Circuit- Magistrate C (304 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Bill Hartman - College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Windfield S. Harpe - Soilder, Bobo Holloman - Baseball player, Harvey Hardy - Football player, Wayne Cochran - Soul singer.

Upson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thomaston and their reported violations in the past:

COUNTRY VILLAGE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 499, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2005)
ARROWHEAD LAKE WATER ASSOC. (Population served: 267, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1999, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2001)

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

  • BUFFINGTON (Population served: 171, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.4%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
264 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Thomaston in 2000:

  • 288 people in nursing homes
  • 114 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Banks with branches in Thomaston (2011 data):

  • United Bank: Thomaston Main Branch, Thomaston, Northside Office, Wal-Mart - Thomaston Branch. Info updated 2010/10/25: Bank assets: $1,047.3 mil, Deposits: $939.3 mil, headquarters in Zebulon, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: United Bank Corporation
  • West Central Georgia Bank: Downtown Branch, North Thomaston Branch, at 617 North Church Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $114.6 mil, Deposits: $89.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Wcg Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Upson: Northside Branch at 943 North Church Street, branch established on 1972/11/06; Bank Of Upson at 108 South Church Street, branch established on 1951/10/01. Info updated 2010/03/22: Bank assets: $318.3 mil, Deposits: $283.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Southcrest Financial Group, Inc.
  • Colony Bank: Thomaston Branch at 206 North Church Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $1,192.8 mil, Deposits: $1,001.0 mil, headquarters in Fitzgerald, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Colony Bankcorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Thomaston:

Marital status in Thomaston, GA
  • Never married: 41.8%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Thomaston:

  • High school or higher: 75.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Thomaston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thomaston, GA (based on Upson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,49040
Black Protestant1,5818
Mainline Protestant1,30510
Other4132
Catholic--
None11,364-
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: 8
Upson County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Upson County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Upson County:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Thomaston:

47.7%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Thomaston:

29.2
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thomaston:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Thomaston:

51.9%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thomaston, GA 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
Police Protection - Officers 23$79,488$41,4720$0
Firefighters 20$59,839$35,9030$0
Electric Power 17$47,222$33,3330$0
Other Government Administration 10$38,313$45,9760$0
Financial Administration 5$10,748$25,7950$0
Solid Waste Management 5$11,607$27,8570$0
Streets and Highways 3$5,500$22,0000$0
Police - Other 3$9,415$37,6600$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,339$40,0680$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$780
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 87$265,471$36,6171$780

Thomaston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,613,000 ($184.24)
    Sewerage: $1,075,000 ($122.79)
    Electric Utilities: $268,000 ($30.61)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,821,000 ($1235.98)
    Police Protection: $1,658,000 ($189.38)
    Water Utilities: $1,609,000 ($183.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,077,000 ($123.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,076,000 ($122.90)
    Sewerage: $1,073,000 ($122.56)
    General - Other: $947,000 ($108.17)
    Central Staff Services: $776,000 ($88.64)
    Regular Highways: $343,000 ($39.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $257,000 ($29.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $168,000 ($19.19)
    Financial Administration: $104,000 ($11.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($6.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $131,000 ($14.96)
    Water Utilities: $128,000 ($14.62)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($10.39)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($9.71)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($3.20)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($1.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($1.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,166,000 ($475.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $428,000 ($48.89)

Thomaston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,459,000 ($166.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,010,000 ($115.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($2.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $60,000 ($6.85)
    Other: $60,000 ($6.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,388,000 ($158.54)
    Other: $357,000 ($40.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $263,000 ($30.04)
    Royalties: $163,000 ($18.62)
    General Revenue - Other: $116,000 ($13.25)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($4.68)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($2.51)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,985,000 ($1368.93)
    Water Utilities: $2,188,000 ($249.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,900,000 ($445.46)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $858,000 ($98.00)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $430,000 ($49.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $332,000 ($37.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $195,000 ($22.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $129,000 ($14.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000 ($7.42)

Thomaston government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,051,000 ($1262.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,662,000 ($1103.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,669,000 ($190.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000 ($31.98)

Thomaston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,679,000 ($1676.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,000 ($7.77)

4.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Spalding County, GA  0.51% ($25,467 average AGI)
from Pike County, GA  0.47% ($25,293)
from Lamar County, GA  0.43% ($27,658)


4.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pike County, GA  0.56% ($51,082 average AGI)
to Spalding County, GA  0.43% ($25,237)
to Lamar County, GA  0.41% ($25,722)
Businesses in Thomaston, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1McDonald's1
DHL1Nike2
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
Home Depot1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Thomaston:

  • WTGA (1590 AM; 1 kW; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: RADIO GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thomaston:

  • WKEU-FM (88.9 FM; THE ROCK, GA; Owner: GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTGA-FM (101.1 FM; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: RADIO GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • WEKS (92.5 FM; ZEBULON, GA; Owner: SPALDING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQMJ (100.1 FM; FORSYTH, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRU-LP (97.1 FM; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: THOMASTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • WYNF (96.5 FM; GRAY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Thomaston:

  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WDMA-LP (Channel 32; MACON, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
Thomaston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Thomaston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.1mTotal length
  • $7,105,000Total costs
  • 51,054Total average daily traffic
  • 3,207Total average daily truck traffic
  • 71,807Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thomaston, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thomaston, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thomaston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Thomaston, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thomaston)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Thomaston)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 37. The highest number of reported fires - 165 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Thomaston, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.6%), and Structure Fires (40.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Thomaston, GA
    • 27143.6%Outside Fires
    • 25040.2%Structure Fires
    • 8213.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 193.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thomaston, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomaston, Georgia:

  • Quality Inn, 1010 Hwy 19 N, Thomaston, Georgia 30286 , Phone: (706) 648-2232, Fax: (706) 648-2298
  • Days Inn Thomaston, 1211 Hwy 19, N, Thomaston, Georgia 30286 , Phone: (706) 648-9260, Fax: (706) 648-9261
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomaston, Georgia
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thomaston, GA
  • 68.0%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thomaston, GA
  • 55.6%Electricity
  • 39.8%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Thomaston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Thomaston on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
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