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McDuffie County

Population in 2012: 6,718 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 

Males: 2,880  (42.9%)
Females: 3,838  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  34.4 years
Georgia median age:  40.0 years

Zip codes: 30824.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $21,674 (it was $23,179 in 2000)
Thomson:

$21,674
Georgia:

$46,007
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $11,646

Thomson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $80,896 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Thomson:

$80,896
Georgia:

$147,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $106,773; Detached houses: $105,202; Mobile homes: $128,944

Median gross rent in 2011: $567.

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  • Black alone - 4,223 (62.3%)
  • White alone - 2,323 (34.3%)
  • Hispanic - 103 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 81 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thomson: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (12.9%), English (7.9%), Subsaharan African (6.4%), German (2.0%), Irish (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 532 feet

Land area: 3.95 square miles.

Population density: 1699 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Thomson:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomson city:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

86 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Georgia:  9.4%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Thomson, Georgia as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Thomson to the number of sex offenders is 163 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $870 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $660 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (27.7 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (111.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (608.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dearing, GA (2.8 miles ), Camak, GA (2.9 miles) , Warrenton, GA (3.2 miles ), Panhandle, GA (3.3 miles ), Harlem, GA (3.4 miles ), Norwood, GA (3.5 miles ), Appling, GA (3.9 miles ), Norris, GA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $44,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.47 N, Longitude: 82.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,492 (+22.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,052 (46.3%)

Area code: 706

Thomson household income distribution Thomson home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Thomson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2007
Murders 1010
per 100,000 14.30.014.50.0
Rapes 0004
per 100,000 0.00.00.057.8
Robberies 54413
per 100,000 71.556.058.1187.8
Assaults 38223
per 100,000 42.9112.029.0332.3
Burglaries 588140123
per 100,000 829.41134.5580.61776.9
Thefts 193182182282
per 100,000 2759.92549.02641.94074.0
Auto thefts 1712116
per 100,000 243.1168.1159.786.7
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 321.7) 249.8237.2214.2469.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Georgia average:

2.85

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Thomson, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -585 (-7.9%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Thomson-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Thomson city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thomson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 80% 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 28.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.1 miles away from Thomson center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from Thomson center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDuffie County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Thomas E. Watson - Politician, Blind Willie McTell - (1901-1959), musician, Jasper Brinkley - Football player, Richard E. Hawes - Navy admiral, Franklin Langham - Professional golfer, Ken Roberson (choreographer) - Dancer and chorographer, Casper Brinkley - Player of football, Florence Reville Gibbs - Politician, Mike Ramsey (outfielder) - Baseball player.


Hospital/medical center in Thomson:

  • MCDUFFIE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, "521 HILL STREET, SW")

Political contributions by individuals in Thomson, GA

Airports located in Thomson:


Local government website: www.ci.thomson.ga.us/City/index.html

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomson:

  • Augusta Technical College (about 26 miles; Augusta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,398)
  • Augusta State University (about 28 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,766)
  • Medical College of Georgia (about 30 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 44 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Georgia College & State University (about 50 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,505)
  • Lander University (about 55 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 56 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Thomson:

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Notable locations in Thomson: Thomson-McDuffie County Library (A), Thomson City Hall (B), McDuffie County Courthouse (C), Thomson Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Thomson: First Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Springfield Cemetery (1), Thomson City Cemetery (2), Westview Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Thomson: Thomson Commercial Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hickory Hills Museum (502 Hickory Hill Drive).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Thomson (130 North Seymour Drive), Best Western Inn (1890 Washington Rd), Best Western White Columns Inn (I-20 & Washington Road).

Courts: Georgia State Government - Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Auth (337 Main Street), McDuffie County - Court House- Board of Commissioners (337 Main Street).

 
McDuffie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 29.0%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
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 Thomson, GA

People in group quarters in Thomson in 2010:

  • 134 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
168 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
125 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Thomson compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Thomson (2011 data):

  • First Bank of Georgia: Messenger Service Branch at 110 East Hill Street, branch established on 1999/03/01; Hill Street Branch at 110 East Hill Street, branch established on 2005/09/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $493.1 mil, Deposits: $411.9 mil, headquarters in Augusta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Washington Road/Thomson Branch at 658 Main Street, branch established on 1974/07/18; Jackson Branch at 201 Jackson Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Washington Road Branch at 1398 Washington Road, branch established on 1986/09/12; Hill Street Branch at 300 West Hill Street, branch established on 1971/05/20. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company: Thomson/West Hill Branch at 549 West Hill Street, branch established on 2001/02/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $875.3 mil, Deposits: $744.4 mil, headquarters in Louisville, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Queensborough Company, The
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Thomson Branch at 235 Main Street, branch established on 1997/09/15. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomson, Georgia:

  • Scottish Inn , 1847 Washington Rd, Thomson, GA 30824 , Phone: (706) 595-8700, Fax: (706) 595-9642
  • Best Western White Columns Inn Thomson, 1890 Washington Rd, Thomson, GA 30824 , Phone: (706) 595-8000, Fax: (706) 595-8822
  • Econo Lodge, 130 N Seymour Dr, Thomson, GA 30824 , Phone: (706) 595-7144
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1893 Washington Rd NW, Thomson, GA 30824 , Phone: (706) 595-6500
  • Days Inn Thomson , 2658 Cobbham Rd, Thomson, GA 30824 , Phone: (706) 595-2262, Fax: (706) 595-8968
  • Hampton Inn Thomson , 1702 Washingon Rd, Thomson, GA 30824 , Phone: (706) 595-5300, Fax: (706) 595-3100
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thomson, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Thomson travel time to work - commute


Thomson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Thomson (based on McDuffie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.58%
Here46.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents68.0%17.6%6.0%3.3%5.1%
Congregations50.0%21.4%3.6%3.6%21.4%
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: 4
McDuffie County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
McDuffie County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McDuffie County:

30.5%
Georgia:

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

18.6%
State:

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$13,771$27,5421$228
Other Government Administration 6$25,335$50,6700$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$25,833$31,0001$399
Police - Other 6$18,932$37,8644$1,851
Firefighters 7$19,118$32,7744$4,176
Fire - Other 3$8,604$34,4160$0
Streets and Highways 10$22,636$27,1630$0
Solid Waste Management 18$34,955$23,3030$0
Sewerage 11$27,447$29,9420$0
Water Supply 19$59,619$37,6540$0
Gas Supply 8$22,691$34,0370$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,102$36,4080$0
Totals for Government 107$288,043$32,30410$6,654

Thomson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $296,000 ($44.06)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($18.46)
    Gas Utilities: $32,000 ($4.76)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $10,255,000 ($1526.50)
    Water Utilities: $3,418,000 ($508.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,032,000 ($153.62)
    Police Protection: $781,000 ($116.25)
    Regular Highways: $650,000 ($96.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $614,000 ($91.40)
    Central Staff Services: $380,000 ($56.56)
    Financial Administration: $117,000 ($17.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000 ($13.55)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($12.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $69,000 ($10.27)
    Libraries: $55,000 ($8.19)
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000 ($4.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($2.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks and Recreation: $195,000 ($29.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000 ($11.31)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($8.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $53,000 ($7.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($4.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($3.72)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($3.13)
    Gas Utilities: $6,000 ($0.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,277,000 ($338.94)

Thomson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,074,000 ($159.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($3.27)
    All Other: $5,000 ($0.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,154,000 ($171.78)
    All Other: $193,000 ($28.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $182,000 ($27.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $168,000 ($25.01)
    Rents: $64,000 ($9.53)
    General Revenue, NEC: $58,000 ($8.63)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $10,616,000 ($1580.23)
    Water Utilities: $3,539,000 ($526.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $196,000 ($29.18)
    All Other: $28,000 ($4.17)
  • Tax - Property: $520,000 ($77.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $358,000 ($53.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $355,000 ($52.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $101,000 ($15.03)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $96,000 ($14.29)
    Other License: $31,000 ($4.61)

Thomson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,155,000 ($767.34)

6.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,576 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
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 Columbia County, GA  1.05% ($39,050 average AGI)
from Richmond County, GA  0.96% ($27,151)
from Warren County, GA  0.86% ($22,273)


6.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
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 Richmond County, GA  1.16% ($24,386 average AGI)
to Columbia County, GA  0.95% ($37,694)
to Warren County, GA  0.64% ($25,633)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thomson:

  • WTWA (1240 AM; 1 kW; THOMSON, GA; Owner: CAMELLIA CITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thomson:

  • WTHO-FM (101.7 FM; THOMSON, GA; Owner: CAMELLIA CITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)
  • WRFN (93.1 FM; WARRENTON, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEG (92.3 FM; EVANS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WXKT (100.1 FM; WASHINGTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thomson:

  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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

Thomson, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
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 Thomson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Thomson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 192 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Thomson, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thomson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Thomson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Thomson


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thomson, GA

Most common first names in Thomson, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14577.9 years
James13969.5 years
John12872.9 years
William10671.2 years
Willie10170.2 years
Robert8769.1 years
Annie8479.2 years
George5470.5 years
Thomas5370.0 years
Charles4468.2 years
Most common last names in Thomson, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8774.0 years
Jones7374.3 years
Smith6970.4 years
Wilson4673.0 years
Neal4672.3 years
Norris4375.4 years
Reese4377.4 years
Williams4271.9 years
Davis4169.7 years
Kendrick3965.5 years
Businesses in Thomson, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Popeyes1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Ryan's Grill1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Jones New York1Waffle House2
Knights Inn1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Thomson, GA


Thomson on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 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+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Christopher T. Mccord (3)
  • William Victor Reese (2)
  • Christian Elliot Childress (1)
  • William Riddick Parkinson (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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