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Upson County

Population in 2012: 9,070 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 

Males: 4,010  (44.2%)
Females: 5,060  (55.8%)

Median resident age:  38.2 years
Georgia median age:  40.0 years

Zip codes: 30286.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $21,624 (it was $24,695 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$21,624
Georgia:

$46,007
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $12,737

Thomaston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $71,897 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$71,897
Georgia:

$147,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,402; Detached houses: $109,072; Townhouses or other attached units: $112,478; In 2-unit structures: $31,840; Mobile homes: $107,799; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,076

Median gross rent in 2011: $566.

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  • White alone - 4,868 (52.9%)
  • Black alone - 3,950 (42.9%)
  • Hispanic - 139 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 115 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 83 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 49 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thomaston: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (16.4%), English (10.5%), Irish (6.5%), German (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 9.05 square miles.

Population density: 1002 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Thomaston:

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 22.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomaston city:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

201 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:  2.2%
Georgia:  9.4%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 105 registered sex offenders living in Thomaston, Georgia as of April 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Thomaston to the number of sex offenders is 87 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $618 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $552 (0.7%)

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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-Yatesville, GA (2.7 miles ), Yatesville, GA (3.3 miles ), Meansville, GA (3.3 miles) , Salem, GA (3.5 miles ).

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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 84.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,824 (+30.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,509 (53.7%)

Area code: 706

Thomaston household income distribution Thomaston home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Thomaston by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 122000011
per 100,000 10.221.221.20.00.00.00.010.810.9
Rapes 523214232
per 100,000 50.821.231.722.010.943.622.732.321.7
Robberies 1161187121669
per 100,000 111.863.7116.487.976.6130.9181.764.697.7
Assaults 483255322340391216
per 100,000 487.8339.6582.0351.6251.8436.4443.0129.2173.7
Burglaries 906680446911312093106
per 100,000 914.5700.4846.6483.5755.41232.81363.01001.01151.0
Thefts 332360405329312318312302367
per 100,000 3373.63820.44285.73615.03415.83469.33543.83250.53985.2
Auto thefts 182119910132393
per 100,000 182.9222.9201.198.9109.5141.8261.296.932.6
Arson 000N/AN/AN/A100
per 100,000 0.00.00.0N/AN/AN/A11.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.3) 394.3355.9452.8292.2272.6386.8407.7292.0336.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 22 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Georgia average:

2.78

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +375 (+4.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Thomaston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 100% 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 significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from Thomaston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Upson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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.


Hospital/medical center in Thomaston:

  • UPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 801 W GORDON STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Thomaston, GA

Airports located in Thomaston:

College/University in Thomaston:

  • Flint River Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 554; Location: 1533 Highway 19 South; Public; Website: www.flintrivertech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomaston:

  • Gordon College (about 16 miles; Barnesville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,278)
  • Griffin Technical College (about 26 miles; Griffin, GA; FT enrollment: 2,546)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 35 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,123)
  • Macon State College (about 36 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 3,540)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 38 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 3,913)
  • Mercer University (about 40 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,184)
  • Columbus State University (about 45 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 5,341)

Public high school in Thomaston:

  • Upson School (Students: 1421; Location: 268 Knight Trail; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Thomaston:

  • Upson School (Students: 1574; Location: 172 Knight Trail; Grades: PK-3)
  • Upson School (Students: 1032; Location: 101 Holstun Drive; Grades: 6-8)
  • Upson School (Students: 725; Location: 334 Knight Trail; Grades: 4-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Thomaston:

  • WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: 96 PICKARD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • UPSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 2088 YATESVILLE HWY; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Thomaston, School District: UPSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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.

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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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.8. This is better than average.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.29. This is better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.29
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.228. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.74. This is better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.74
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.942. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.942
U.S.:

2.433

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

COUNTRY VILLAGE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 447, 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ARROWHEAD LAKE WATER ASSOC. (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-1999), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-08-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and AUG-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2001)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
BUFFINGTON (Population served: 171, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
THE CRESTSIDE GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2001), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2001 and MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MAC`S GRILL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2002), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 32.1%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.9% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Thomaston, GA

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 mentally retarded

Thomaston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomaston, Georgia:

  • Quality Inn , 1010 Hwy 19 N, Thomaston, GA 30286 , Phone: (706) 648-2232, Fax: (706) 648-2298
  • Thomastn Inn, 1207 Hwy 19 North, Thomaston, GA 30286 , Phone: (706) 648-2900
  • Days Inn Thomaston , 1211 Hwy 19, N, Thomaston, GA 30286 , Phone: (706) 648-9260, Fax: (706) 648-9261
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomaston, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Thomaston travel time to work - commute


Thomaston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thomaston (based on Upson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.25%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents71.0%11.0%5.1%3.5%2.1%
Congregations47.2%13.2%1.9%1.9%1.9%
NameCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsProgressive Primitive BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%0.9%2.7%
Congregations1.9%3.8%7.5%3.8%17.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Here:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

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.
State:

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

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

11.9%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$15,116$30,2320$0
Other Government Administration 10$35,963$43,1561$319
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,253
Police Protection - Officers 26$85,807$39,6030$0
Police - Other 3$8,583$34,3320$0
Firefighters 19$48,281$30,4930$0
Streets and Highways 9$17,583$23,4440$0
Airports 2$6,807$40,8421$881
Welfare 1$2,086$25,0320$0
Solid Waste Management 9$21,215$28,2870$0
Parks and Recreation 12$26,082$26,0825$3,401
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,087$37,0440$0
Electric Power 18$45,384$30,2560$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,533$30,3960$0
Totals for Government 117$318,527$32,6698$5,854

Thomaston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,043,000 ($776.52)
    Police Protection: $1,934,000 ($213.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,193,000 ($131.53)
    Central Staff Services: $1,128,000 ($124.37)
    Regular Highways: $895,000 ($98.68)
    Fire Protection: $868,000 ($95.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $833,000 ($91.84)
    Sewerage: $795,000 ($87.65)
    Financial Administration: $389,000 ($42.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $356,000 ($39.25)
    Welfare - Other: $350,000 ($38.59)
    General - Other: $257,000 ($28.34)
    Housing & Community Development: $44,000 ($4.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $64,000 ($7.06)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($3.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,212,000 ($354.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $294,000 ($32.41)

Thomaston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,228,000 ($135.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $823,000 ($90.74)
    All Other: $314,000 ($34.62)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,308,000 ($144.21)
    Public Welfare: $102,000 ($11.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $507,000 ($55.90)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($6.73)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,381,000 ($924.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,843,000 ($203.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $381,000 ($42.01)
    All Other: $10,000 ($1.10)
  • Tax - Property: $1,033,000 ($113.89)
    Public Utilities: $542,000 ($59.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $404,000 ($44.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $182,000 ($20.07)
    NEC: $76,000 ($8.38)

Thomaston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,269,000 ($580.93)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,500,000 ($826.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $10,123,000 ($1116.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,646,000 ($291.73)

Thomaston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,341,000 ($368.36)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $244,000 ($26.90)

5.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pike County, GA  0.50% ($24,311 average AGI)
from Spalding County, GA  0.49% ($21,386)
from Lamar County, GA  0.40% ($41,861)


5.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,637 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pike County, GA  0.56% ($39,160 average AGI)
to Spalding County, GA  0.49% ($26,068)
to Lamar County, GA  0.37% ($25,758)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Thomaston, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 36
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 59
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 37
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 90
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 140
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Thomaston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total average daily traffic: 35,086
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,817

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thomaston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Thomaston, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (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: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thomaston)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Thomaston)

Businesses in Thomaston, GA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
DHL1Nike2
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
GNC1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Home Depot1UPS1
KFC1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Thomaston on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
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